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Drones carry patients' blood for a fee in Rwanda

A drones start-up is launching a service that will deliver blood and plasma to hospitals in Rwanda.

Zipline will charge the government a per delivery fee for use of its fixed-wing aircraft.

The US firm says the amount is similar to what it costs to send packages by road, but it takes it much less time to make drop-offs.

The operation is thought to be the first commercial regular drone delivery service anywhere in the world.

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  • 14 Oct 2016
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