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Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

Drone delivery of medical supplies a first

Drone delivery of medical supplies a first

The news that medical supplies were successfully delivered by drone to patients at an annual free clinic held in the furthest southwest corner of Virginia made headlines this week. But the reporting generally skimmed over the shocking fact that each year more than 3,000 Virginia residents, who cannot afford or otherwise gain access to regular medical care in this rural outpost, seek help at the nation's largest free clinic event. The airlifting of medical supplies to thousands of needy patients sounds like a news bite from overseas, not a regularly scheduled annual event in Virginia. "Today's successful delivery was a win for Virginia's test site, and a landmark...