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04 11 2019

Organs sent on green corridor from Vadodara to Ahmedabad in just 85 minutes

04/11/2019

Doctors at Vadodara’s hospital contacted the police on Friday, seeking help to ensure that the organs harvested from a donor could reach Ahmedabad in time. The Vadodara traffic police stepped in to create a green corridor from Vadodara to Ahmedabad on late Friday night, in order to ensure that three organs from a donor in Vadodara reached three patients at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. The doctors at Vadodara’s hospital contacted the police on Friday, seeking help to ensure that the organs harvested from a donor — who had suffered critical injuries in an accident at Manjalpur — could reach Ahmedabad in a record time to be able to be transplanted to the patients in need there. The ambulance covered a distance of about 130 kms in 85 minutes and handed over the kidneys and liver of the donor to the civil hospital in Ahmedabad. According to the police, the hospital had approached the traffic department seeking help in creating a green corridor after the family of the patient, Mukesh Patel, expressed their desire to donate his organs to needy patients, when Patel succumbed to his injuries sustained in the accident. ACP traffic Vadodara, Anita Vanani, said, “The ambulance left from the hospital late on Friday night, led by a patrol vehicle of the police that helped clear way to ensure that the organs are handed over to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in time. The team had coordinated with traffic check posts to ensure that there would be no break in the speed of the ambulance. They covered the distance in a record time of 85 minutes and reached the civil hospital to allow the doctors to perform the transplant surgery on the needy patients.”

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