Cruise Ship Gets USCG Blood Airdrop

Cruise Bruise: Carnival Cruise Lines’ cruise ship Carnival Miracle departed from Vancouver, BC. Then, 400 miles NE of Oahu, Hawaii  #cruise ship passenger receives 10 units of blood via airdrop.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) press release said, ”

The ship’s onboard doctor was treating the 76-year-old man for internal bleeding. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended a 12-hour communications schedule with the cruise ship. If the man’s condition worsened, the air station would conduct an airdrop of blood.

Due to the worsening state of the man’s condition, an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched at 4:07 a.m., today.”  Read more here