Danish health drones are taking off: Towards faster and better treatment

On 30 May, Danish health drones will fly for the first time from Odense University Hospital (OUH) in Svendborg to the island of Ærø. The drones can carry blood and medicine, and the transport time of 40 minutes is much faster than by car and ferry. It ensures proper treatment for the patients faster

The red drone contains a small box, where medicine and blood samples can be stores. Photo credit: SDU

Today, if you live on one of Denmark's smaller islands and have a blood sample taken, the sample must be transported by ferry and car for analysis at the hospital's laboratory. In future, the distance will be shorter, because now the way has been paved for the blood sample to be sent by drone directly and immediately to the laboratory.

This will become the reality Monday 30 May, when Danish Minister of Transport, Trine Bramsen, stands by in Svendborg to send the first Danish health drone off via a radio connection.

Read the full press release here