Auckland HEMS prehospital blood transfusion – coming soon to a helicopter near you

Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
Bloody hell. Pretty much summarizes the severe traumas that define the essence of our trade. And sometimes, the answer to critical bleeding is to give blood. We are grateful to our colleagues at Sydney HEMS, who advise: “blood is provided to transfuse patients with life-threatening bleeding after meticulous attention to hemorrhage…