Research is emerging that shows whole blood works better for these patients than fractionated components of blood—a discovery that is catching attention in the worlds of trauma and surgery.
It seems like every day there’s more research coming out to say that carrying whole blood to the site of trauma is vital, making devices like the APRU extremely important. Though some say that they are older practices, they are being shown to be extremely effective in lowering the need for further blood products post-transfusion and improving the survival rate of patients as well.
Read more about this research in this article from the American College of Surgeons, citing several studies done by various groups in the past few years. It’s incredibly important to continue this research and learn what is most effective in saving lives.