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Howard Co. is first in Maryland to give paramedics ability to do blood transfusions

September 11, 2023

For many paramedics, when a patient has lost a lot of blood, the only chance to save them involves stopping the bleeding and rushing them to the hospital as fast as possible. That has changed in Howard County, with the county’s Fire and EMS department’s new ability to perform blood transfusions in the field. “The ability to safely store and transport blood and bring it literally into someone’s living room or to the side of the highway and give that to patients really does change the game and buy precious time,” said Dr. Mathew Levy, Medical Director for Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue EMS.

 

Article Source: WTOP

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