ParaFlight Creates a Life-Saving App That Accelerates Organ Transplant Medical FLights
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ParaFlight Creates a Life-Saving App That Accelerates Organ Transplant Medical FLights

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Sim Shain, CEO

Sim Shain, CEO

OrganFlights.com can arrange conveyance to go to another state, pick up the organ and take it to the place it will be transplanted when a procurement team is not desired. That way, the medical center saves valuable time at a moment where each minute counts.

FREMONT, CA: “It goes without saying that time is of the essence when it comes to organ transplants as an organ can live for only so long once outside the human body. For example, kidneys, the most commonly transplanted organ, can last between 24 and 36 hours “livers last 12-15 hours. On the other side of the spectrum, a heart only lasts between 4 and 6 hours; the same for lungs. When time is at a premium, you cannot waste it trying to procure an air ambulance or organ transplant flight. There is an urgent need to simplify medical flights, whether to transport the organ or the surgeon. There has to be an easier and more expeditious way of booking an organ flight,” explains Sim Shain, CEO and Founder, ParaFlight EMS and Aviation, and OrganFlights.com.

The firm has created an application that gathers all the data and sends it to the dispatch system. The hospital, Organ procurement organizations (OPO), or transplant center that needs an organ flight can go to the app, enter the data, and the businesses take it from there. Following this, their dispatch center sends out the flight request through the application. The operators can book the trip via their PC and smartphones as it operates on Android and Apple IOS platforms.

The dispatch system has the aptitude to communicate with the medical teams in real-time, therefore keeping them informed on all features of the flight; for instance, time of arrival, visualize or accept, cross-clamp, flight tracking, and so forth.

OrganFlights.com can arrange conveyance to go to another state, pick up the organ and take it to the place it will be transplanted when a procurement team is not desired. That way, the medical center saves valuable time at a moment where each minute counts. For instance, if one has a patient in Florida that needs a liver, but the liver is in New Jersey, OrganFlights.com uses its operators’ database to hover the organ back. Instead, precious minutes that would have otherwise been spent on transport can be used to concentrate on the patient’s care.

“With our dispatch center and with our app, we have expanded the reach of availability for medical centers. We are happy to serve as a backup provider as well. A hospital might currently have an aircraft operator that services them, but if they ever run into an issue where they don’t have a plane available, they can reach out to us and we’ll help them get a plane or a helicopter or whatever else they may need,” said Shain.