Blood-Clotting Gel Could Revolutionise Battlefield First Aid
This week on Forces TV we will feature a series of stories from the US on medical advancements that could make a huge difference to service personnel who suffer injuries.
If you're experiencing severe bleeding on the battlefield, you may not survive unless help arrives quickly. But what if you could stop the bleeding yourself?
A graduate from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU) has invented a gel that can stop bleeding and seal serious wounds in just 15 seconds, and hopes his invention will soon be used by the military, paramedics and even vets to save lives.
The US military are now testing this product - 'Vetigel' that acts like superglue on a wound – forcing the blood to clot almost instantly.