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This Drone Company Will Deliver Blood and Medicine to Rural U.S. Communities

This Drone Company Will Deliver Blood and Medicine to Rural U.S. Communities

Zipline, a San Francisco-based robotics company, is expanding its medical supply and blood delivery drone program it started last month in Rwanda to rural, hard-to-reach communities in Maryland, Nevada and Washington state, the company announced this week.

Zipline, which was founded in 2011 by Keller Rinaudo, Will Hetzler and Keenan Wyrobek, is currently delivering life-saving supplies via its 25-pound drone all over Rwanda. The electric drones can carry 3 pounds of blood or medicine and can fly 75 miles before recharging.

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