Cypress Creek EMS is now one of only two EMS systems in the country to carry Whole Blood in the field 24/7/365. The other agency is our partner in the program, Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department/EMS.
Our blood program began in August of 2016, when CCEMS deployed packed red blood cells and plasma for the first time. Since then 133 units have been administered to 72 patients. About 56% percent were medical in nature such as gastrointestinal bleeding and 44% were trauma patients. More recently we have transitioned to the whole blood which has more natural properties to promote clotting such as platelets.
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