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- Nov 27, 2006
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University of Maryland Medical Center received the first drone-delivered organ used for transplant - Technical.ly Baltimore
On April 19, a kidney was flown over Baltimore and successfully transplanted into a patient.
The flight took place April 19. Beginning at 1 a.m., a kidney was flown for about 10 minutes, covering a distance of 2.6 miles across the city to UMMC. With a scheduled operation time for 5 a.m., the organ was then successfully transplanted into a patient with kidney failure.