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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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