U.S. Coast Guard Airdrops Blood For Passenger Aboard Cruise Ship

Reset News Feed's picture

The U.S. Coast Guard airdropped packaged blood for an ailing passenger aboard a cruise ship about 1,000 miles off the coast of San Francisco on Wednesday.

At about 9:45 a.m., a doctor onboard the cruise ship Oosterdam contacted the U.S. Coast Guard requesting medical assistance for a 68-year-old woman with internal bleeding, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

At about 5 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircrew dropped two units of blood, sourced from a local blood bank in Sacramento, via parachute to medical personnel aboard the Oosterdam.

The Oosterdam crew and medical personnel will maintain close communication with the U.S. Coast Guard until the vessel arrives in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday.

 

Check out some of our most popular blogs:

     We Built a Stronger SF Economy on Smart Government Investments

     The BART That Could Have Been

     Run For Your Life! (For Fun)

     Love Muni, Hate Muni or Somewhere in Between? Let the SFMTA Know!

 

Paid for by Phil Ting for Assembly 2012. FPPC ID# 1343137