Australian experience with frozen blood products on military operations.

  title={Australian experience with frozen blood products on military operations.},
  author={Susan J Neuhaus and Ken Wishaw and Charles C M Lelkens},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={192 4},
Historically, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has sourced all its blood supplies from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Recent ADF operations in the Middle East have highlighted a need to rely on other nations' blood supply systems. In 2008, the ADF embedded a surgical and intensive care team into the Netherlands-led forward health facility at the Uruzgan Medical Centre at Tarin Kowt in Afghanistan. To date, three teams have provided 2-month rotations as part of the North Atlantic… CONTINUE READING