© 2020 KASU
webBanner_6-1440x90 - gradient overlay (need black logo).png
Your Connection to Music, News, Arts and Views for Over 60 Years
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
THANK YOU!! Under 10% remaining to raise in $45K KASU Fall Fund Drive. Become a sustainer today at $5/mo. Give through the KASU Mobile App or CLICK HERE.

Drone Transports Human Kidney For Transplant


Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The University of Maryland Medical Center got a special delivery by drone - a human kidney for transplant. It was a short flight, but the drone was custom-built to be able to monitor the precious payload while in the air.


UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Temperature's appropriate. Organ doesn't appear to be injured at all. Looks like a perfectly transplantable organ.

MARTIN: It was. The kidney made it into a woman from Baltimore who had spent eight years on dialysis. She said, this whole thing is amazing. Yep. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.