01/13/2012 09:42 am ET Updated Jan 14, 2012

Medics Drop Donor Heart (VIDEO)

Mexican paramedics found themselves as the targets of intense criticism after video surfaced of them dropping a donor heart as they rushed to a hospital to deliver the precious organ for a transplant.

The heart was being transported by private jet and helicopter to reach the intended recipient in Mexico City, according to The Guardian. As the medics departed the helicopter and were transporting the organ in a wheeled container, one of the two medics tripped, and the heart, wrapped in a polyethylene bag, rolled out of the container and onto the street.

The medic quickly recovered the heart and the group continued rushing into the hospital. Mexico's Department of Health confirmed that the heart did indeed reach the hospital, and AP reported the transplant operation was successful.

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