Signal free corridor helps patient get heart from donor

Monday, Dec 21, 2015,15:14 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Bengaluru | A ‘signal-free’ 38-km corridor created by police today from the outskirts to a city hospital helped a patient from Delhi get a heart from a brain dead donor. Bengaluru traffic police created the corridor for safe transportation of the heart of a brain dead person from BGS Hospital on Mysore road to Narayana Health City Hospital on Hosur road here in an ambulance.

The 38-km distance was covered in just 23 minutes, police officials said. The donor was a 17-year-old college student, who had met with an accident recently. He was declared brain dead yesterday. The recipient is a 35-year-old man from Delhi. Narayana Health officials in a statement said the man was suffering from Restrictive Cardiomyopathy and had been waiting for a donor heart for the past five months. The heart transplant surgery took around 90 minutes, they said.