Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, delayed one of its flights to Delhi from Jaipur by 30 minutes on Saturday as it waited for a team of doctors who were transporting harvested organs donated by a woman to save four lives in the national capital.
The retrieved organs, along with a team of doctors and paramedics staff, were to be flown to the national capital, the airline said on Sunday.
“The retrieved organs consisted of two lungs, one liver, and one kidney and were urgently needed in Delhi to save four lives. Collaborated efforts of Rajasthan Chief Minister’s Office, State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO), Air India, Alliance Air, Central Industrial Security Force, and Jaipur airport authorities for this humanitarian cause helped in saving four lives,” Alliance Air said.
Passengers “waited patiently” for the organs to arrive at the airport after the pilots and crew members of the aircraft announced the reason behind the delay,” Alliance Air said.