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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…human organ for transplant!?!

Global Transplant Solutions, Inc. is honored to be a part of a team that is working with a local company, UASidekick, one of only two companies that the FAA has given approval to provide drone pilots with instant approval for drone flights, to study the potential of increasing the use of drones to transport human organs to the location of the recipient. UASidekick is heavily connected to Autel Enterprise, a leading drone company that has both traditional and fixed-wing drones capable of carrying payloads and delivering them.

The process of transporting human organs that have been harvested from a donor often involves delays which could result in the organ not remaining viable for transplant.  Given the shortage of donor organs anyway, delays can cause the loss of many lives.  More efficient ways of transporting the organs, such as the use of drones, are imperative in ensuring that more organs are successfully transplanted which results in more lives saved.  Since the number one goal of everyone associated in the organ procurement industry is to save as many lives as possible, and for not one person to lose their life while waiting for an organ, it only makes sense for group studies such as this to continually come up with ideas to make improvements in the area of transporting donor organs.

The consulting group, which meets regularly to deliberate and review all aspects of the plans of the program, consists of experts in the areas of aviation, business, drones, military, civil design, regulatory compliance management and the organ procurement industry.  Together this team of professionals is working to ensure that their common goal of saving lives and fostering the mission of organ donation is successful.