Warm fresh whole blood transfusion for severe hemorrhage: U.S. military and potential civilian applications.

@article{Spinella2008WarmFW,
  title={Warm fresh whole blood transfusion for severe hemorrhage: U.S. military and potential civilian applications.},
  author={Philip C Spinella},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 7 Suppl},
  pages={S340-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review the history and current literature regarding the benefits and risks of warm fresh whole blood transfusion to include recent U.S. Army research from Afghanistan and Iraq. We also discuss current indications for its use as well as potential civilian applications for large-scale disasters. BACKGROUND The use of warm fresh whole blood currently only persists in emergency life-threatening scenarios when tested stored blood components are not… CONTINUE READING
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