An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft successfully airlifted harvested organ (liver) from Chandigarh to Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi in spite of a raging thunderstorm on Tuesday (May 30) evening. This swift support has given a fresh lease of life to a patient.
The transplant team of Command Hospital Western Command (CHWC) retrieved liver and corneas from the father of a serving soldier who was declared brain dead after a hemorrhagic stroke. After a 4-hour surgical team effort, the organs have flown to AHRR by a well-coordinated air support by IAF. This is the second liver transplant harvest in a short span of two months.