MissionGO and LLF of Maryland Reinvent Blood Transport with Unmanned Aircraft
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby
MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft solutions, has teamed with The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF), Maryland’s organ procurement organization (OPO) responsible for organ, eye and tissue donation services, for a faster, safer and more efficient solution for organ and blood transport. The duo announced today a successful flight demonstration that took place on August 10 using the new MissionGO MG Velos 100, an autonomous, high-speed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) solution for blood and organ delivery. The demonstration revealed an approximately 292 percent time improvement over ground transportation, marking the first demonstration of rapid UAS blood transport for the testing, matching and transplantation of life-saving organs.
“About 20 lives are lost every day waiting for an organ transplant. As the demand of blood shipment to laboratories…