How DHL SameDay Shipping Saves LivesSource: DHL
A cancer patient in Singapore was given an accidental overdose of a highly-toxic chemotherapy drug – receiving what should have been a five-day infusion in just five hours.
An experimental antidote – perhaps the only chance of saving her life – could be made available. But it was more than 9,600 miles away...and it had to reach her in less than 48 hours.
The developer of the experimental antidote, a biopharmaceutical company based in Maryland, received an emergency phone call about the situation and quickly began exploring the available shipping options. After discouraging answers from other companies, they contacted DHL SameDay.
As soon as the call came in, it was clear there was only one way to handle this critical shipment: hand carry it the entire way.