How do Special Forces Operations access quality blood products for military personnel?

What is this research about?

Canada’s Special Forces operate in extreme conditions and dangerous environments. When a soldier is injured, blood is required, but transporting blood under battlefield conditions presents challenges. Blood products must be transported through extreme environmental conditions where they can be sent to battlefield locations by parachute descent followed by long distance treks (usually in the backpack of patrol soldiers) over rugged terrain in extreme environmental temperatures. The stress of these transport conditions may impact the quality of the blood products and potentially limit their clinical effectiveness or even have a negative clinical impact.

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