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Disaster Manag Response. 2003 Jan-Mar;1(1):19-22.

The walking blood bank: an alternative blood supply in military mass casualties.

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Anesthesia Department, Naval Hospital, 2080 Child St, Jacksonville, FL 32214-5000, USA.

Abstract

Planning health care for unknown situations is inevitably difficult. This case demonstrates how the US Navy used the WBB to provide blood replacement in a hemorrhaging patient when no other source of blood was available. Although transfusion at sea is a rare event, the availability of a well-planned blood transfusion program prevented a fatality and ultimately returned a sailor to his ship. It was an excellent test of materials, process, and personnel.

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