Israel recently conducted a successful test of drone blood transfers between two major hospitals using Speedbird Aero‘s DLV-2 as the selected UAS platform. The blood units were transferred from Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa to Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel, a distance of 25 kilometers (15 miles). This test involved the first transfer of 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs) of blood via drone, and marked an important step towards the advancement of medical drone delivery in Israel. The drones used in the deliveries were equipped with ParaZero parachute recovery systems, which provided an added layer of safety for the BVLOS operations.
ParaZero CEO, Boaz Shetzer, commented: “As we celebrate this successful test of drone blood transfers, we are reminded of the immense potential drone technology holds for transforming the healthcare industry. At ParaZero, we are proud to have played a part in helping enable this milestone through the deployment of our technology, and we look forward to enabling more innovative projects that can save lives and improve healthcare outcomes.”