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'Corridor of life' to transport organs between Delhi and Gurgaon
The distance between Indira Gandhi International Airport to Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon was transformed into 'corridor of life,' as the route was cordoned off by Gurgaon as well as Delhi Police for a test run. This had been done to check the adequacy in providing uninterrupted passage to airlift organs meant for human transplant. The distance between these two location is merely 15.5 km. During the dry run, it was heart, which was transported.

The transport time has been now cut down to a mere 15.42 minutes on the 15.5 stretched lane. The test run took place around 11 am when the road is said to comprise of heavy traffic.  

The run culminated at the hospital "crossing four traffic signals, which were kept green to facilitate a speedy passage,'' said Dr. Avnish Seth, director of Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT) as reported by The Hindu. He further added, "The majority of organ donations in India are by living related donors, often involving considerable risk. Deceased donation following brain death can bridge the huge gap between the requirement and availability of organs in India."

Dr. Dilpreet Brar, FMRI regional director, drew a parallel between this run and a real heart transportation that was carried out in Chennai earlier this year. "We want to replicate the success of our green corridor initiative at Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai, where a heart was transported in 14 minutes to the hospital covering a distance of 12 km, saving the life of a 21-year-old girl."

The idea of 'life corridor' came to the forefront, after a 'Green Corridor' in Chennai was created to save a person's life, who was suffering from severe heart disease. The news about the green corridor turned viral, when a medical team transported a donor's heart to a hospital via a specially created route in less than 14 minutes during rush hour as it would normally take 45 minutes for the journey.

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