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Axios Feb 6
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North Carolina eyes drones for medical transport

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A civilian drone. Photo: Andia / UIG via Getty Images

"Drones could soon be ferrying blood and other medical supplies to hospitals and clinics in North Carolina if the N.C. Department of Transportation’s bid to be part of a federal test program is approved," the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

The big picture: "The North Carolina proposal is one of about 210 applications to the [FAA] Drone Integration Pilot Program, a three-year effort launched by the Trump administration last fall to test [commercial] drones."