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Blade helicopter-sharing app to speed transplant organs

Blade has begun deploying helicopters in the Big Apple to quickly transport human organs for emergency transplants. The helicopter-sharing app — better known for flying summer beachgoers from New York City to the Hamptons — has teamed up with NYU Langone Health to give doctors faster access to vital organs, The Post has learned. Blade’s 90-plus helicopters have been made accessible for dispatch between NYU Langone and hospitals up to 400 miles away. Sometimes a medical team will fly to another hospital to procure an organ, and other times it will deliver one, a Langone spokeswoman said. With the new service, patients who previously had to wait five hours for an organ may now only have to wait only three hours, said Brigitte Sul ...