First responders in one Florida county introduce portable blood administration device

  • Source: The Northwest Florida Daily News - Metered Site
  • Published: 12/04/2023 12:00 AM

Okaloosa County Emergency Management Services will now offer a one-of-a-kind blood administration program allowing first responders to treat patients with a portable blood supply. The new device is expected to increase the survival rates of patients who experience major traumatic shock, along with those with conditions such as gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds, post-partum hemorrhage and other instances of severe bleeding. “Providing efficient, quality aid for patients under our care is important to upholding the goals of preserving and protecting the lives of Okaloosa County families,” said Okaloosa County Commission Chairman Trey Goodwin in a news release. “This program gives our EMTs and paramedics a significant tool to save lives.” The blood will be supplied by OneBlood, Inc.


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