Blood in the Streets

The panel will discuss the deployment of prehospital whole blood. SAFD EMS and Seattle Medic One will compare their prehospital whole blood systems which includes why whole blood, or any new treatment, may be deployment-ready in Texas, but why it takes a concerted effort for most other states.

This session provides an overview of prehospital blood administration programs and the current evidence on the use of blood in the field, including Balanced Component Therapy and Low Titer O+ Whole Blood. The discussion will include patient outcomes and lessons learned, including regulations from state statutes, FDA and American Association of Blood Banks.