The Use of Unmanned Systems to Transport Organs
Tuesday, October 06, 2020: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
On April 19, 2019 the University of Maryland conducted the first UAS delivery of a human organ for successful transplant. This panel will discuss the lessons learned from that flight and how UAS can increase the number of organ transplants conducted in the United States. The flight in 2019 created a stir in both the medical and aviation industries. Regulators were forced to assess existing regulations more closely and the industry learned of a new demand signal for UAS cargo operations – organ transplant. The panel will include the UMD team that conducted the first organ delivery flight, the transplant doctor that performed the surgery, and the leader of the North East Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) in Boston. The goal of the panel is to inform the industry on the regulatory environment and how UAS can improve and save lives by increasing the number of organ transplants.
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