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Many die waiting for organs. The Trump administration could help.
Source: The Washington Post

Aug 1, 2020 – SOME 33 Americans die every day for lack of transplantable organs to save their lives. Many more wait, crowding into dialysis centers and other health-care offices in the midst of a pandemic. Much of this death and waiting is unnecessary, because the organs would be available if those responsible for collecting and transporting organs did a better job. It is past time the government demanded it of them. Read Complete Article

Making organ recovery transportation safer for transplant teams
Source: UNOs.org

July 1, 2020 – The American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Society of Transplantation, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, and United Network for Organ Sharing convened to develop national transportation standard recommendations. Read Complete Article

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Senior Design Project Helps VyrtX Optimize Organ Transportation
Source: University of Dayton – udayton.edu

June 29, 2020 – VyrtX works closely with the Ohio-based, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Ohio’s network of hospitals and Organ Procurement Organizations in their work. University of Dayton partnered with VyrtX through the Entrepreneur Center; this is the company’s first university-driven, senior design project team. Read Complete Article

Looking Above & Ahead: How Drones Are Transforming The Organ Delivery Process & Saving Hundreds Of Lives A Year
Source: Technology.org

March 5, 2020 – VyrtX has expressed great concern over the number of organs that are discarded in America. They state that the figure currently sits at 25%, but say that “as a pioneer in optimizing organ transplant services, our goal at VyrtX is a near-zero discard rate. Read Complete Article

How Lifesaving Organs For Transplant Go Missing In Transit
Source: Kaiser Health news – khn.org

February 10,  2020 – When a human heart was left behind by mistake on a Southwest Airlines plane in 2018, transplant officials downplayed the incident. They emphasized that the organ was used for valves and tissues, not to save the life of a waiting patient, so the delay was inconsequential.. Read Complete Article

Dayton-area firm investing $5M to launch drone delivery network for medical transplants
Source: Dayton Business Journal – bizjournals.com

February 5, 2020 – A logistics technology firm headquartered in Dayton has partnered with a global UAV conglomerate to build the world’s first drone delivery system for medical transplants. It plans to invest $5 million in the initiative this year. Read Complete Article

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VyrtX Pioneers ‘Air Corridor’ for Drone Delivery of Organs
Source: TechOhio

October 30, 2019 – From the Wright Brothers and Eddie Rickenbacker to Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, Ohio has a long history of pioneering aviation and air transport. Dayton-based VyrtX may just be the next company working toward that evolution, and they’re doing it with life-saving potential. Read Complete Article

Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health
Source: The White House – whitehouse.gov

July 10, 2019 – Kidney disease was the ninth-leading cause of death in the United States in 2017. Approximately 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and more than 726,000 have ESRD. More than 100,000 Americans begin dialysis each year to treat ESRD. Twenty percent die within a year; fifty percent die within 5 years. Currently, nearly 100,000 Americans are on the waiting list to receive a kidney transplant.. Read Complete Article

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Upcoming drone research could bring new jobs to the region
Source: Dayton Daily News – daytondailynews.com

April 26, 2019 – Dayton-based VyrtX will conduct research at the airport for human organ delivery by drone. VyrtX wants to be able to pilot drones along airborne routes resembling Ohio’s highway system. Read Complete Article