'Lives saved' in Air Ambulance plasma trial

The trial has been successful. Credit: GNAAS

Lives were saved during a trial in which blood plasma was carried on-board the region's Great North Air Ambulances, according to the charity that runs them.

Data has been analysed from five months of the 'Blood on Board' trial, where defrosted fresh frozen plasma is ready for quick blood transfusions.

During the five month trial:

The 'Blood on Board' technique will now be adopted on both of the charity's active aircraft, and will continue to be monitored to ensure it is working effectively.