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Civilian test for military blood transfusion procedure

Clinical trials are being conducted in the UK and abroad to test a new blood transfusion procedure for patients with traumatic injuries.

The technique has been used in US and British combat hospitals and is now being tested by civilian hospitals and rescue teams.

The aim is to assess whether changing the mix of blood components given to patients can improve their survival chances.

Neil Bowdler reports.

  • 18 Nov 2011