REPORT. Saved by Drones in East Africa

What if drones could save lives? While they were originally developed for military purposes, aerial drones are now being used for blood deliveries that can save rather than take lives.


A fix-winged drone, known as a Zip, takes off like a shot from a droneport in Rwanda in East Africa with a life-saving cargo.

The Zip, traveling at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and using GPS for guidance, flies over washed-out roads and heads straight for a remote hospital in the mountains. The drone arrives in about 20 minutes and parachutes a blood bag to transfuse a woman who was bleeding after giving birth…

Read the rest of the article on MedicalExpo e-magazine.

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