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Drones Have the Potential to Rapidly Improve Our World, If We Allow Them To

• https://fee.org, Catherine Alles

The Austrian army invented the first drones, which took flight in 1849 as balloons carrying explosives and floating into Venice. Since then, drones have evolved into highly customizable flying machines that have been used for many purposes. Recently, entrepreneurs and innovative individuals have developed incredible applications for drone technology to make our world a better, safer, and greener place.

Life-Saving Organ Transportation

In the medical field, a drone was used just last week to deliver a kidney and complete a life-saving operation. According to the American Transplant Foundation,

Almost 114,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant. Another name is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. On average, 20 people die every day from the lack of available organs for transplant.

One of the reasons why organ transplants can be difficult in the current system is transportation. In order for an organ to still be viable for transplant, it has to be transported extremely quickly from the donor to the patient, and drones could minimize expenses, traffic, and logistical issues.

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