Low-cost carrier IndiGo successfully transported a living organ – a donated heart – from Vadodara to Mumbai in less than 2.5 hours last week.
Team IndiGo safely transferred the living heart from the operating room in Vadodara to the Global Hospitals in Mumbai in two hours and twenty-two minutes, which was well within the three-hour limit for the transfer of living organs.
The Global Hospitals team, Parel, operated on a hospital in Vadodara to harvest the heart, which was then transferred to the hospital in Mumbai for a successful transplant, saving a life.
IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta congratulated his team for the efforts and said his airline appreciates the opportunity to have contributed to saving a life.
“We are honored to support the Global Hospitals team in the timely transfer of the living organ (heart) to the recipient through safe and efficient logistics. Every life is precious and IndiGo appreciates the opportunity to have contributed to the saving a living organ. I would also like to congratulate our airport staff from Vadodara and Mumbai and the crew members who contributed to this effort,” said the CEO of IndiGo.
Global Hospitals expressed in a statement its gratitude to Team IndiGo for successfully executing the critical transport.
“We would like to thank Mr. Manoj Dalvi, IndiGo’s Security Manager at Mumbai Airport, and Mr. Ramchandra Dwivedi, IndiGo’s Security Manager at Ahmedabad Airport, for their help in coordinating and assisting the Transplantation Team in all possible intercity transfers.
“We are extremely proud of our partnership with IndiGo for safe, fast and smooth organ transfers to Mumbai. The IndiGo team always amazes us with their always preparedness and willingness to contact us at such short notice at any time of the day. We sincerely thank the team once again and look forward to their continued support forever!” said Anoop Lawrence, Senior GM Operations, Global Hospitals.
Last month, IndiGo also successfully helped transport a pair of lungs from Pune to Hyderabad.