Donor’s organ flown from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur Hospital

KUALA LUMPUR: An Emergency Medical Air Ambulance and Rescue Service (EMARS) has been carried out to fly a donor’s organ from Melaka Airport to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

The service, provided by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), was conducted after the hospital’s National Transplant Resource Centre here received a case of an organ donation from the family of a patient, who was confirmed to be brain-dead, at Melaka Hospital.

JBPM Air Operations Management Head Capt Roslan Aziz said the EMARS helicopter was mobilised at 7.15am from the department’s Central Region Air Base in Subang to Melaka yesterday and landed at the general hospital here at 8.35am.

Roslan led the mission along with co-pilot Ahmad Hafiz Sulaiman and air quartermaster Shazmi Ishak, Bernama reported.

Also on the flight from Melaka were three medical officers, led by Melaka Hospital cardiothoracic and vascular consultant Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Ezani Md Taib.

According to Roslan, transporting donors’ organs is one of the critical operations that requires careful and organised planning in addition to having to comply with the time set by the medical team.

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