From the media coverage, you’d think that the heart had bounced out of the cooler and was flopping around on the sidewalk. The organ was triple wrapped in plastic and protected from the elements. It’s embarrassing to the “medics” involved, but neither the heart nor the recipient suffered any injury. Both are together and doing fine.
Mrs. TOTWTYTR wanted to know if the five second rule applied, but I told her I didn’t think so.
Oh, and I don’t know that the people doing the transfer were “medics” doctors, nurses, or UPS guys. Chances are that the media doesn’t know either. Which is typical of the laziness that passes for journalism these days.