For a technology-forward company like Airspace Technologies, the opportunity to use drones in logistics is very exciting – and thanks to the work of some savvy startups, the technology could be ready fairly soon. However, much like self-driving vehicles, we will first need to settle the regulatory and insurance parts.
As I write this, there are over 100,000 people who are waiting for their chance to receive a life-saving transplant. Perhaps one day it will be routine for organs to be synthetically created helping reduce this staggering statistic. Researchers and Scientists have had a couple of critical breakthroughs in the past years to help increase the supply of organs and reduce the number of humans waiting for a transplant.
While 95% of adults, in the United States, support organ donation, only 54% have signed up to be an organ donor. Fear plays a big part in stopping humans from donating. Imagine an organ living on without the person? It seems silly, but it’s not an unreasonable thought.
While attending the UNOs Region 5 meeting this year, doctors brought the topic of Hep-C patients and kidney transplants to the forefront of the conversation. Would you believe that there are about 97,000 people in the USA who are waiting for a kidney transplant? And when I say waiting, I mean waiting. How about more than five years? Yes. Five years or more.