The world’s first commercial drone delivery service is in Rwanda, and it’s delivering blood.
The service is operated by Zipline, a US robotics and drone company. The drones drop blood parcels on parachutes outside remote health centers. Rwanda’s government pays Zipline for the deliveries, each of which costs about the same as the motorbike deliveries used previously,according to Keller Rinaudo, Zipline’s CEO.
Keller Rinaudo's company, Zipline, is using on-demand technology and drones to deliver medical supplies to areas with poor infrastructure and transportation. Continue reading On-demand drone delivery for blood and medicine.
UPS announced this week that it's partnering with two companies to test the use of drones to deliver blood transfusions and vaccines to remote parts of Rwanda in Africa.
A California startup called Zipline International has announced a partnership with the government of Rwanda to use its fixed-wing cargo drones to deliver medical supplies to remote health clinics in the East African nation. (April 4...
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