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2020.01.02 09:09

Military helicopter delivers donor kidneys to Lithuanian hospital hours before New Year

A Lithuanian Air Force helicopter delivered a donor's kidneys from Latvia to Lithuania on New Year's Eve.

Rasa Pekarskienė, a spokeswoman for the National Transplant Bureau, confirmed the delivery to BNS on Wednesday.

“Two people of Lithuania will be given hope for recovery,” she said.

At around 16:45 on Tuesday, the Lithuanian Air Force received the bureau's request for an urgent delivery of the donor organ from a Liepaja hospital to Kauno Klinikos, the hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), according to the Defence Ministry.

An AS-365 military helicopter returned to Kaunas Search and Rescue Post No. 2 shortly after midnight on Wednesday after successfully completing the task, it said.