London Air Ambulance draws first blood in fight to save lives

London's Air-Ambulance became Britain's first emergency service to carry blood whenever they're called to an accident. Experience has shown that when soldiers have been seriously injured in battle, an immediate blood transfusion can increase their chances of survival.

Phil Bayles reports now on how the same pricinple will now be applied around the capital.

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London Air Ambulance To Carry Blood

An air ambulance fleet is to become the first in the UK to carry blood on board its aircraft and cars. London Air Ambulance hopes the blood will help medics save more lives at the scene of an accident before a patient is transferred to hospital.