You may have seen humans boarding airplanes to move from one place to another. However, in an unprecedented incident in medical history, a kidney was transported to a transplant patient by a drone.
This drone was given special approval from aviation regulators before the flight. It flew close to 1:00 pm on April 19. During this, the drones remained in the air for a height of 400 feet on a 10-minute journey before reaching their destination. This drone is designed with high tech and special design.
The woman who used the drone for the transplant was from Baltimore and had been suffering from Dialysis problem for the last 8 years. Dr. Joseph Schala of the University of Maryland Medical Center conducted a successful surgery with a team of surgeons. She said that the operation of the drone delivery could have helped otherwise the delay in the operation could also have problems.
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During the conversation with AFP, Dr. Scala said that the most important thing about this operation was that we were able to implement drone technology in the current system of transplantation and transport. The current method of organ transplantation involves the use of chartered and commercial flights. This results in a delay in treatment.
The cost of transportation is approximately $ 5,000. If the drone delivery becomes available to hospitals around the world, it can work as a boon. About 1.5% of shipment does not reach the dead bodies do not reach the desired destinations on time. After the surgery, Scala said that she found that the system of recovery was better than other systems. It could prove to be less costly.
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