Improving the Shipping Process for Time-Critical Human Organs

Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) understand the devastating consequences that come with a delayed or failed time-critical organ for transplant delivery. Lives are at stake and a seemingly simple 30-minute delay could be the difference between a successful life-saving surgery or the loss of a life. The industry norm of time-critical shipments lacking transparency, visibility, and speed has become widely accepted for many companies – but this cannot continue to be a reality.

Deep Dive: How Does Time-Critical Shipping Work in Healthcare?

When it comes to shipping and delivering time-critical packages, it’s important to understand the urgency of what exactly is being shipped. Each package differs depending on the industry and all are equally important, but what exactly is being shipped when it comes to the time-critical healthcare industry? The healthcare industry is unique in the fact that stakeholders drive the need for this service more so than the product itself. The time-critical packages that are shipped range from organs for transplant, medical devices, specimen samples, and MRI and CT scanners – and all have the ability to save someone’s life. Here, we dive into the key differentiators of time-critical shipping within the healthcare industry and what healthcare professionals should look for when choosing a time-critical logistics provider.

The Severe Implications of Mismanaged Medical Specimen Shipments

In our recently published white paper, How to Prevent Costly Delays for Time-Critical Medical Specimen Shipments, we detail the current challenges labs and hospitals face when using manual shipping processes and the costly, sometimes life-threatening, implications associated with avoidable shipping delays. With hospitals, labs, and healthcare systems in mind, this report highlights the importance of time-critical shipping and the various challenges a delayed or failed shipment can create. You’ll also read about how one national lab improved shipping transparency and efficiency which led to fewer delays, an increase in patient satisfaction, and ultimately success. 

The Life-Threatening Reality of Time-Critical Shipping Delays

We’re pleased to share that we have launched a new white paper, How to Optimize Critical Medical Deliveries to Save More Lives, which details the overwhelming statistics and various scenarios that can occur when time-critical deliveries are mismanaged. With Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) in mind, Airspace created this white paper to show the importance of time-critical shipping and the devastating consequences of failed deliveries.

How the Right Courier Partner is Crucial to Medical Device Organizations

The surgery is scheduled for 9 am sharp. The patient was in a car accident only a couple of hours ago and requires surgery immediately. The surgeons are prepared, the family is in the waiting room praying that their loved one will be okay, and the medical device representative gets to work. With advancements in technology, specific medical devices now exist that save lives and repair bodies. The surgeons can focus on performing a successful surgery and not worry about the technology.

Airspace Technologies and IVFCryo: A Match Made in Heaven

Airspace Technologies, Inc. is honored to welcome IVFCryo into the Airspace family. The partnership between Airspace and IVFCryo will allow IVF shippers a more efficient and accurate delivery process. In the words of IVFCryo's Co-founder and President, Don Fish; "When talking about life sciences, this is a match made in heaven."

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