January 20, 2012

Op-Ed: Mexican medics drop heart destined for transplant


International media outlets are reporting that two medics in Mexico carrying a transplant-bound heart stepped off a helicopter, stumbled, and dumped the cooler and its contents onto the street.  The heart… unceremoniously exited its carrier, and flopped out onto the pavement, reports the UK's Daily Mail…Even a failing heart is better than no heart and all potential hiccups are accounted for. Just this past December for example, a helicopter from the Mayo Clinic carrying a medical team on a mission to retrieve a donated heart, crashed en route killing heart surgeon Dr. Luis Bonilla, procurement technician David Hines and the pilot.

Digital Journal, by Elizabeth Batt, 1/12/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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