Cell Phones Save Lives During a blackout that plunged an operating room in Argentina into darkness while surgeons were removing an appendix from a patient they rounded up all the cell phones in the waiting rooms and used them to light the operating table and complete the surgery.
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Cell Phones Save Lives

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Cell Phones Save Lives

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During a blackout that plunged an operating room in Argentina into darkness while surgeons were removing an appendix from a patient they rounded up all the cell phones in the waiting rooms and used them to light the operating table and complete the surgery.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Cell phones have saved lives, typically by allowing someone to call out for help. Now, doctors in Argentina have put cell phones to a new lifesaving use. It began with a blackout that plunged an operating room into darkness while surgeons were removing an appendix from a patient. So they rounded up all the cell phones in the waiting room and used them to light up the operating table while doctors completed the surgery.

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