If I had not gotten the blood, I would have lost my life.

François Mukeshimana

Muhanga District, Rwanda

Rwanda saw an opportunity to use Zipline to deliver blood products to 21 transfusing facilities. Together, we launched the world’s first drone delivery system operating at national scale in October 2016.

Hospitals used to take multiple hours to pick up blood at a regional center.

Now blood is delivered directly to the facility in less than 30 minutes.

Ultimately, Rwanda’s vision is to put all 12 million citizens within 30 minutes of any essential medical products.

Every second you gain in saving life is critical. The fact that Zipline was a solution… we didn’t hesitate.

Dr. Diane Gashumba

Minister of Health, Rwanda

Patient Stories

Since we launched in October 2016, thousands of units of blood have been delivered and every delivery has a story.

Emerence Uwamwezi

“They told me to come and see those drones that saved my child’s life… what happened touched me a lot.”

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Jackline Ugirambabazi

“I’m grateful for the way Zipline is saving people, especially women during childbirth.”

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Claudine Ndayishime

“It was because of Zipline that I was able to regain consciousness. They delivered the blood in a few minutes.”

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We're just getting started

We have a vision to build an instant delivery system for the planet, and together we can make that a reality.