A Lithuanian Air Force helicopter delivered a donor's kidneys from Latvia to Lithuania on New Year's Eve.
Kariuomenės ir visuomenės diena Kaune
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Rasa Pekarskiene, 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 4:45 pm 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 Defense 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.

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