Drone flies human kidney 10 miles across Las Vegas desert

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Special delivery! A drone flew a human kidney for more than 10 miles across the Las Vegas desert, marking the longest organ delivery flight via unmanned aircraft in the world, officials said. The h…
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A drone flew a human kidney for more than 10 miles across the Las Vegas desert, marking the longest organ delivery flight via unmanned aircraft in the world, officials said.

The historic flight happened on Sept. 17 and was one of two successful test drone runs carrying a human organ and tissue in Nevada that day, MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions, and the Nevada Donor Network, announced last week.

The first drone transported research corneas 1.8 miles in 5 minutes from the Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center to the St. Rose Dominican Hospital, both in Clark County.

The second drone flight delivered the research kidney 10.3…
Natalie Musumeci
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