12/25/2007

Built-in tourniquets may save lives

The Associated Press via wcbstv.com

RICHMOND, Va. — As an Army surgeon in the Middle East, Dr. Keith Rose watched a colleague bleed to death when a truck in his convoy was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Rose could not get his comrade a tourniquet, which could have helped control the bleeding on his wounded leg, and sat along the mangled wreckage and talked with him as he took his last breath.

"It really kind of frustrated me," Rose said.

Read full story here: Rose approached gear provider with idea to create built-in tourniquets

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