Blood is one of the most vital elements of modern medicine. Without it, major surgery is impossible and the risk of death in childbirth or accidents is exponentially higher. But in large parts of Africa hospitals don’t have the budget, or even the electricity, to maintain their own refrigerated blood banks.
U.S. startup Zipline has teamed up with the Rwandan government to deliver blood supplies by drone. This drone delivery service has already provided over 5,500 units of blood to aid crews working in remote areas where typical medical supply lines simply don’t reach.
Source: The Guardian