Use of Whole Blood Deployment Programs for Mass Casualty Incidents South Texas Experience in Regional Response and Preparedness

Ciaraglia, A., Brigmon, E., Braverman, M., et al. (2022). Use of Whole Blood Deployment Programs for Mass Casualty Incidents: South Texas Experience in Regional Response and Preparedness. (Abstract only.) Journal of Acute Care Surgery. 93(6):e182-e184.
The authors describe a Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council program designed to distribute blood products after a mass casualty incident. The prehospital whole blood program was first used to distribute O-positive whole blood and packed cells to Uvalde Memorial Hospital after the mass shooting in 2022 and was used in a successful operation. Given improved mortality with whole blood administration, the development of similar programs in other states may reduce preventable deaths.
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