Exploring the Super-Fast Logistics of Delivering Blood By Drones
A blood transfusion is a common procedure in which blood is given to a patient. It is usually done to replace blood lost during surgery, after a severe injury or due to an illness.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, almost 5 million Americans need a blood transfusion every year. However, there is one key element to blood transfusions.
For now, the only adequate blood is real human blood. And furthermore, the blood needs to be fresh. It is estimated that even after 21 days the blood may deteriorate in quality.
So, getting blood to people at the right time is crucial. This is where drones come in. The logistics of this process are quite complex but very interesting.
YouTube channel Wendover Productions brings us another well-illustrated and well-narrated video that goes through the many ins and outs of drone-supported blood deliveries. The issue is particularly problematic in less developed countries.
These nations simply don't have the same access to blood as more developed countries. So how do they work this out? Watch the video to see for yourself.
We will give you a hint. Rwanda handles this process extremely well.
Wendover Productions states in its about section that the channel "is all about explaining how our world works. From travel, to economics, to geography, to marketing and more, every video will leave you with a little better understanding of our world."
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