New trauma blood transfusion clinical trials underway

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Intravenous news: BBC news report “Clinical trials are under way in the UK of new blood transfusion procedures for patients with traumatic injuries. A study involving 22 centres in England and Wales is assessing how changing the mix of blood components given can affect outcomes. The new trials aim to determine what is the optimal mix of red blood cells and plasma given to trauma patients. New blood protocols have been used by US and British forces in Iraq and are credited for improved survival rates.”

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