Blood transfusions make military medicine more effective

Military surgeons operating in Afghanistan and Iraq have been experimenting…

Military surgeons operating in Afghanistan and Iraq have been experimenting with aggressive use of blood transfusions to prevent battlefield fatalities.  Instead of the usual practice of filling patients with a saline fluid to decrease hemorrhaging, tactical medicine experts are encouraging the use of new battlefield medicine techniques, including the revived use of tourniquets, first-aid powders that stop massive bleeding, and a new drug that encourages clotting.  For more information on medical advancements in the field, click here and return back to comment.

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