When we think about the modern needs of hospitals and patients, we tend to focus on the countless details happening in the buildings themselves. We might think of the doctors and nurses and the equipment, and especially recently, of the sanitation.
In 2021, there were over 41,000 organ transplants in the United States. Those who have experienced the process, who know someone who is waiting, or are waiting themselves, know that the wait and the urgency can be heartbreaking. After losing a patient he had grown to know, who was listed on the Lung Transplant list, but passed away before a match, Sim Shain realized that he could use his knowledge as a paramedic and connections in the industry to help simplify the organ transplant system. He started his company, ParaFlight, and has been saving lives ever since.
Sim Shain acquired a burning passion for saving other people’s lives at a young age that would end up defining him as an adult.
His father was an emergency medical technician. Sim remembers how his dad would drop anything and everything when he needed to go and assist his local squad during an emergency.
From a very young age, Sim Shain knew there was value to saving lives. Shain grew up the son of a volunteer EMT and when the time came for Shain to step out into the world on his own, he knew he wanted to continue in his father’s footsteps, thus founding ParaFlight EMS and Aviation and Organflights.com.