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Mexican Team Bobbles Heart Headed for Transplant

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican medics are drawing catcalls after
they dropped a heart being rushed to a hospital for a transplant.

Mexico City police say they used a helicopter to deliver the
heart in "a rapid, precision maneuver." But after exiting the
chopper, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out
of a cooler onto the street.

Newspaper reader Christian Sabido posted one of the more
printable online comments Wednesday, saying: "Anybody can make a
mistake, but with this type of thing you should be careful."

The medic returned the heart to the cooler, and the Health
Department confirms it arrived at the hospital where the recipient
was waiting.

There has been no information on whether the transplant was
successful.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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