London's air ambulances to carry blood

London air ambulances will now carry blood to the scene of accidents
London air ambulances will now carry blood to the scene of accidents Credit: London Air Ambulance

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.

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.

Every year staff from London Air Ambulance process around 100 "code reds" which involve alerting a hospital that it needs to have blood ready for a patient suffering severe blood loss.

Being able to administer blood at the scene could save some of these lives.

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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.