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On Tuesday, green corridor saved another life as it facilitated transportation of a liver from Nashik to Pune .[/caption]
On Tuesday, green corridor saved another life as it facilitated transportation of a liver from Nashik to Pune .
According to reports, the liver of the brain-dead 67-year-old patient was harvested and transported via the corridor from Nashik's Rishikesh Hospital to Sahyadri Hospital at Deccan.
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The distance that takes around six hours was covered in a mere 3.5 hours.
A green corridor is a special route created for transportation of organs meant for transplant, sans red lights or with the traffic signals being operated on manual mode.
The donor, Subhash Bhanushali, who hailed from Shahapur in Thane district, was admitted to Hrishikesh Hospital on Sunday for treatment of hyper tension.
He was kept on a ventilator, but was declared brain dead on Tuesday morning.
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Hospital authoroties urged Bhanushali's relatives to donate his organs to the needy patients, to which they agreed.
While the deceased's skin was donated and stored at Vedant Skin Bank owned by city-based skin surgeon Dr Rajendra Nehate, the eyes were donated to Sushil Eye Hospital.
The liver was sent to a hospital in Pune via green corridor.