Photo of the Week: Whole blood 100
Austin-Travis County EMS reached a considerable milestone last week with their Whole Blood Program
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By EMS1 Staff
AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) reached a considerable milestone in April when ATCEMS medics administered the 100th unit of whole blood for the system.
Launched in late 2021, the ATCEMS Whole Blood Program is a collaboration between ATCEMS, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and We Are Blood, intending to make blood available to patients as close to the time of injury as possible. It has since grown to include carrying whole blood on three ATCEMS District Command units around the county, increasing its availability throughout the community, and providing a more equitable deployment model of this life-saving resource.