Rwanda has begun using drones to deliver blood to hospitals in rural areas of the country in what is thought to be the world’s first regular national drone delivery system.
The program will use fixed-wing drones that automatically fly to their destinations—initially limited to 21 across Rwanda—and drop packages of blood, plasma and coagulants with parachutes attached.
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"Three, two, one, launch!" And with that, catapulted from a ramp, the small fixed-wing drone buzzes into the air towards its pre-programmed destination, the Kabgayi hospital two kilometres away.
A maker of delivery drones called Zipline began nationwide delivery of blood and other critical medical supplies in Rwanda today, through a partnership with the Rwandan government. The program strikes a hopeful note about drones, fo...