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Israel test-drives drone blood transfers between hospitals
Renee Ghert-Zand is a reporter and feature writer for The Times of Israel.
The first pilot run of a drone transferring blood from one hospital to another in Israel is completed today.
Units of blood provided by Magen David Adom were flown by an autonomous craft built by the Brazilian company Speedbird Aero from Rambam Medical Center in Haifa to Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, 25 kilometers (15 miles) away. The test involved the transfer of 3.8 kilograms (8.4 lbs) of blood. This drone model can carry up to 10 kilograms