UK's First Air Ambulance Carries Blood on Board

UK's First Air Ambulance Carries Blood on Board

The challenge. Every day in London, victims of major trauma are attended by London’s Air Ambulance. Many of these patients are suffering from catastrophic bleeding. Some die at the scene from blood loss and never make it to hospital.

Until today the highly trained medical teams have been unable to transfuse blood at the scene of the incident. Normal saline has been used as an alternative but, as it does not carry oxygen, it is not the ideal resuscitation fluid. Today, London’s Air Ambulance, will make history as the first air ambulance in the UK to carry blood on board its aircraft and cars using Peli BioThermal's Crēdo, thermal range (“Golden Hour Boxes”).