2 March 2015 (Monday) - Helicopters


Trauma patients air-lifted to hospital benefit from in-flight blood transfusions, according to a major new study. These patients enjoyed improved survival and were less likely to be in shock than others, according to the US research.
The findings come from a study involving the air medical evacuation service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania.

Paramedics are administering the transfusions in emergency helicopters… presumably compatibility requirements have been dealt with?

Where is the role of the transfusion laboratory in this?

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