Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures

Muhanga, Rwanda

A container of blood parachutes to the ground after being ordered by laboratory manager, Alice Uwamariya at Kabgayi District Hospital. Within 15 minutes of placing the order the blood is dropped from a Zipline drone onto the driveway of her laboratory, after which she puts it in the freezer.

Zipline is an American medical product delivery company headquartered in San Francisco, California that designs, builds, and operates drone aircraft. The company operates distribution centres in Rwanda and Ghana. The company began drone deliveries in Rwanda in 2016 and primarily delivers blood.

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