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Rwandan Hospitals in Need of Blood Get New Lifeline: Drones

A US-based drone startup has found a humanitarian market for its services: hospitals in remote areas of Rwanda. The startup, Zipline, has begun making deliveries of blood and other medical supplies via the air, a much faster method than navigating the hilly country's network of slow and windy roads, reports...
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