Peli BioThermal has announced that many air ambulance crews in Europe are transporting blood products via its Crēdo ProMed transport bags.
The medical transport bag is designed to protect health science products and to ensure that transported blood can be used at the scene of emergencies.
Paul Terry, Peli BioThermal’s director of sales EMEA, commented: “We are proud of the impact our innovative products are having on the rising number of air ambulance services using our robust and reliable temperature-controlled packaging products.
“The benefit of pre-hospital blood, protected in the Crēdo ProMed [bag] en-route to scenes of trauma, continues to help save lives here in the UK and worldwide.”
Dr Anne Weaver, consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care at London’s Air Ambulance said: “When we arrive at the scene of a serious incident, we often find a patient losing a significant amount of blood. In these cases every second counts and, as the first UK Air Ambulance to carry blood on board, we see the vital importance of being able to deliver transfusions on scene, pre-hospital, any time of the day or night.”
Weaver continued: “After extensive validation carried out with the transfusion team at Barts NHS Health Trust, we found the Crēdo ProMed transport bag to be the most suitable and have used them ever since.”
Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) crews have administered more than 300 transfusions with the help of the Crēdo ProMed transport bag.
Andy Mawson, director of operations at GNAAS, commented: “To those patients who need them, transfusions are a vital lifeline which only a few years ago would not have been available outside of hospital.
“Without the right kit in place to protect those precious blood and plasma products, the procedure would be futile. We use Peli BioThermal Crēdo ProMed transport bags and they’ve never let us or our patients down.”
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