Haemostatic resuscitation with blood products has become the expected standard of care for trauma casualties. As UK Defence increases its deployment of small-scale, short-term training teams (STTTs) in Defence Engagement and influence operations, ever greater reliance is being placed on emergency donor panels (EDP) as a source of whole blood. This paper outlines the practical limitations of using EDPs as a risk mitigation in conventional STTTs which must be considered prior to every deployment.
- blood bank & transfusion medicine
- accident & emergency medicine
- medical education & training
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Contributors SWJG and KMH both conceived the paper, it was written by SWJG with amendments and contributions from KMH.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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