Thoracic surgeon in Canada performs a transplant with lungs transported by a drone

In Canada a thoracic surgeon has used lungs transported by a drone between two hospitals in downtown Toronto. “We have proven – and this is a very important point – that it is possible to do it without danger”, says Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, who worked with a technical team for two years to achieve this flight. In the middle of the night, the drone traveled 1.2 kilometers in just under ten minutes, taking off from the Toronto Western Hospital and landing on the roof of the General Hospital. 

Source: “Au Canada, des poumons transportés par drone avant d’être greffés”, La Minute Info, 22 Octobre 2021

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