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Practical limitations of emergency donor panels as a risk mitigation in small-scale short-term training team operations
  1. Simon William James Grant1 and
  2. K M Heil2
  1. 1144 Parachute Medical Squadron, 16 Medical Regiment, Colchester, UK
  2. 242 Commando, Royal Marines, Plymouth, UK
  1. Correspondence to Simon William James Grant, 16 Medical Regiment, Colchester, UK; 7059grant{at}armymail.mod.uk

Abstract

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.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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