Blood and Bombs The Demand and Use of Blood Following the London Bombings of 7 July 2005-A Retrospective Review
Glasgow, S., Allard, S., Doughty, H., et al. (2012). Blood and Bombs: The Demand and Use of Blood Following the London Bombings of 7 July 2005-A Retrospective Review. (Abstract only.) Transfusion Medicine. 22(4): 244-250.
The authors collected data from the United Kingdom’s National Blood Service and the hospitals involved in caring for patients after the 2005 bombings. They describe the blood components requested and used, blood stock levels at the time of the incident, and patient injury profiles. They conclude by emphasizing that incidents involving patients suffering from major hemorrhage will cause an increased demand for plasma, platelets, and cryoprecipitate.