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Military Prehospital Use of Low Titer Group O Whole Blood

Spring 2018

Warner N, Zheng J, Nix G, Fisher AD, Johnson JC, Williams JE, Northern DM, Hellums JS. 18(1). 15 - 18. (Case Reports)


The military's use of whole-blood transfusions is not new but has recently received new emphasis by the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Committee. US Army units are implementing a systematic approach to obtain and use whole blood on the battlefield. This case report reviews the care of the first patient to receive low titer group O whole blood (LTOWB) transfusion, using a new protocol.

Keywords: blood transfusion; group O whole blood; Tactical Combat Casualty Care

PMID: 29533426

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