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Today, heart transplants have become routine, but the procedure is fraught with logistical nightmares and requires precise teamwork and coordination. This episode of The Intersection goes behind the frenzy, bringing you the real-life story of how a heart was transported from Indore to Mumbai, saving the life of a 16-year-old girl.
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History was made twice in Rajasthan in February 2015. On 6 February, the first organ donation and abdominal organ recovery was performed at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jaipur, resulting in the first deceased donor kidney transplant in Rajasthan and sharing of the liver with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi via a green corridor for urgent transplant of a 6 year old.
So it was a "magic Jaipur night" of many firsts: the first multiorgan recovery, the first deceased donor transplant, the first sharing of a donor liver with a hospital outside the state, the first heart valve recovery and the first "Green Corridor" between Jaipur and Delhi.