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'Valkyrie' Blood Transfusion System Hopes to Give Marines, Sailors Fighting Chance on the Battlefield

‘Valkyrie’ Blood Transfusion System Hopes to Give Marines, Sailors Fighting Chance on the Battlefield

U.S. Navy Corpsmen with I Marine Expeditionary Force inspect the intravenous blood transfusion equipment and attend to a simulated patient during Valkyrie Emergency Whole Blood Transfusion Training program at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on May 14, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

Front-line expeditionary forces are getting a new capability that officials say will save lives by enabling small units to have an emergency, on-demand, fresh blood supply to treat battlefield casualties. Read More

Marines Fielding Freeze-Dried Plasma in October to Improve Lifesaving on the Battlefield

Marines Fielding Freeze-Dried Plasma in October to Improve Lifesaving on the Battlefield

Critical Skills Operators with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command simulate administering freeze-dried plasma to a role-playing casualty during a Raven exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Force Training Center, Miss. on May 1, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps will employ a new method that could cut down on the time it would take to save lives on the battlefield with a new type of freeze-dried plasma that could save 40 minutes off treating injured service members. Read More