World's 1st lung transplant delivered by an unmanned drone in Toronto, hospital network says

University Health Network and Unither Bioelectronique say they have completed the world's first lung transplant delivered by an unmanned drone.

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beef-supreme
beef-supreme
131 · 10 days ago · Reddit

University Health Network and Unither Bioelectronique say they have completed the world's first lung transplant delivered by an unmanned drone.

The Toronto healthcare group and Bromont, Que. bioengineering company say the drone carrying lungs travelled from Toronto Western Hospital to Toronto General Hospital on Sept. 25.

The journey lasted six minutes and was completed around 1 a.m. local time.

UHN surgeon-in-chief Dr. Shaf Keshavjee says the recipient was a male engineer with an interest in drones and his transplant went well.

Other organs, err burgers, will be transported by Toronto's famous fleet of heart-eyed pink delivery bots.

Edit: Shockingly blogTO has now published a much better article about this than the CBC's : https://www.blogto.com/​tech/​2021/​10/​toronto-doctors-made-history-drone/

Square-Bug-922
Square-Bug-922
109 · 10 days ago · Reddit

In an alley on University, racoons and hawks have arranged a sit down:
"Listen featherheads, with your wings and our box opening abilities, we're all about to eat like kings"

Purplebuzz
Purplebuzz
64 · 10 days ago · Reddit

That seems like a high risk item to send by air.

bellsbliss
bellsbliss
14 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Pretty cool. At least that guy with the bow wasn’t shooting at this drone, it would have been pretty bad.

theharps
theharps
12 · 9 days ago · Reddit

The company behind the transport knows all of the risks and took extra steps to plan out the drone flight. It took them 18 months of planning and getting the clearance for this to happen.

stoneape314
stoneape314
6 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Oh damn, so that's where my Uber Eats ended up....

alex
alex
5 · 10 days ago · Twitter

that's pretty neat! the article says it took about 6 minutes, but google maps says the drive is about 10. but that's in downtown toronto so...

Dedicated4life
Dedicated4life
5 · 10 days ago · Reddit

I understand you have to start somewhere but seems awfully unnecessary to transport such precious cargo 2km in 6 minutes while a ground vehicle or bike would have taken 10 minutes. Seems more like a gimmick that solving an actual problem. If we were talking about a drone that could cover hundreds of kilometres in half the time as an ambulance with lights and sirens on thereby making organs more accessible, then we're onto something good.

PeterpatchCounty
PeterpatchCounty
5 · 9 days ago · Reddit

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