Clotting agents represent a definite breakthrough in battlefield life-saving technology. However, like everything new, there are issues.
In the medical community there is a phrase referred to as “The Golden Hour.” The Golden Hour refers to that period of time between when an individual is seriously injured to the time when they receive treatment at a medical facility. As the name implies, the sooner a casualty is evacuated to a medical facility, the better their chances are at survival. Nothing epitomizes this philosophy more than the success rate of helicopter medivac operations during the Vietnam War. 98% of all casualties who were alive when they were loaded on an evacuation helicopter survived their injuries, thanks to the helicopters' speed.
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