For the first time, a drone has delivered a kidney to a transplant patient who had waited eight years for a donor. The organ was carried on a short, 10 minute, 2.7 mile test flight from Baltimore’s St. Agnes Hospital to the University of Maryland (UMD) medical center, and successfully transplanted a few hours after the delivery. “There’s a larger purpose at stake,” said UMD engineering dean Darryll J. Pines. “It’s ultimately not about the technology; it’s about enhancing human life.”
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