The Dutch military uses frozen blood products for the treatment of bleeding trauma patients during military deployments. With −80 °C frozen blood products it is possible to follow operational demand while reducing the number of resupply transports and loss of products due to expiration. In this paper lessons learned are described on efficient blood management with −80 °C deep-frozen erythrocytes (DEC).

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Keywords Blood management, Frozen red cells, Military Blood Banking, Trauma, War medicine
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transci.2020.102789, hdl.handle.net/1765/126464
Journal Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis
Citation
Noorman, F. (Femke), Rijnhout, T.W.H. (Tim W.H.), Zoodsma, M. (Margreet), & Hoencamp, R. (2020). −80 °C deep frozen erythrocytes during military operations. The Dutch frozen concept. Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis. doi:10.1016/j.transci.2020.102789