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Fresh Whole Blood Collection and Transfusion at Point of Injury, Prolonged Permissive Hypotension, and Intermittent REBOA: Extreme Measures Led to Survival in a Severely Injured Soldier-A Case Report

Summer 2020

Lewis C, Nilan M, Srivilasa C, Knight RM, Shevchik J, Bowen B, Able T, Kreishman P. 20(2). 123 - 126. (Journal Article)


We present the case of a severely injured Special Operations Servicemember whose care was remarkable for three unique interventions: the first use of a walking blood bank performed at the point of injury, prolonged permissive hypotension, and intermittent resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA).

Keywords: resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta; intermittent REBOA; permissive hypotension; walking blood bank; buddy transfusion

PMID: 32573748

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