A drone has made history after delivering a kidney to surgeons in Maryland to be transplanted. Doctors and researchers at the University of Maryland’s school of medicine and its medical center teamed up with aviation and engineering experts to fly the organ to the 44-year-old patient in Baltimore. The head of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program believes using a drone to deliver organs can be a safer and speedier way to deliver organs than transporting them using a paramedic vehicle.
Waiting for the kidney was a 44-year-old woman who's been on dialysis for eight years. Teams were in place on both ends for the trip and operators monitored the drone for the duration of the flight.