Is There a Benefit in Using the Shock Index to Identify Mild Haemorrhage?

Haemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat, although early recognition of haemorrhage is still challenging on the battlefield. Read More

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China Develops a Rapid Blood Typing Test

“A, B,AB or O: a paper-based test could reveal your blood type in just half a minute, allowing hospitals to rapidly administer the right blood in an emergency.” (New Scientist, 2017, p.19). The test could be particularly useful in war zones or remote areas where there are no labs to carry out blood typing. Knowing your blood type… Read More

Blood Donation: What is the Effect on Combat Readiness Skills?

Research Paper Title Donor Performance of Combat Readiness Skills of Special Forces Soldiers are Maintained Immediately after Whole Blood Donation: A Study to Support the Development of a Prehospital Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion Program. Background Bleeding is a major cause of death in combat settings, and combat casualties in shock may benefit from fresh whole… Read More