They transfer a human heart by helicopter from Querétaro to CDMX

The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) coordinated the transfer of an organ from the San Juan del Río Hospital in Querétaro to Mexico City, where a transplant will be performed.

The heart was transferred in a helicopter from the grouping Lightning bolts from the air services of the Government of the State of Mexico at the request of the IMSS, the aircraft with registration XC-JIC took off with the organ, a doctor and a surgeon from the city of Querétaro.

The trip had a flight time of 30 minutes to land on the platform of the Hospital Magdalena de las Salinas, where an ambulance from the same institute was waiting for them to take them by land to the hospital The race.

The ambulance of Mexican Institute of Social Security with economic number AA097, in six minutes he arrived at the La Raza Medical Center hospital to enter the heart directly into the operating room where the surgeons were already waiting for his transplant.

Despite the covid-19 pandemic, in 2021 the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) carried out 1,690 transplants, thanks to the procurement of 371 donations, as well as the generosity of 452 people who have donated a living kidney, bone marrow or a segment of liver.