Team Sends Life-Saving Insulin To A Remote Island Via Drone

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From ABC News

An international team of scientists and health care workers have completed the world’s first drone insulin delivery — dropping off the life-saving medicine to a remote island in Ireland. Read the full article HERE.

Spearheaded by researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway, the team oversaw the takeoff and landing of a drone carrying insulin and glucagon prescription medicines as well as a collection of blood samples between the Connemara Airport in Galway to Inis Mor in the Aran Islands.

“Insulin is essential for my survival and having a diabetes drone service in an emergency situation would ensure this survival while living on an offshore island,” Marion Hernon, a patient living with diabetes on the Aran Islands, said in a statement.