FW: TEMS Whole Blood Initiative

From: "TEMS Listserv" <coulling@PROTECTED>
Subject: FW: TEMS Whole Blood Initiative
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Date: September 1st 2022

From David Long, Executive Director Tidewater EMS Council



Good afternoon Hampton Roads Regional Partners,


After months of research, coordination with stakeholders and planning for the delivery of whole blood in the field, the Tidewater EMS Council announced this critical new life saving program for our region. Initial roll out of the program includes an explanation of the Whole Blood Initiative, a Fund Raising Campaign, and a Blood Drive. Delivery of whole blood is scheduled to take place in early October 2022 in Virginia Beach with planned expansion to other localities as funding and training can be supported.


The Whole Blood Initiative (WBI) will provide whole blood to EMS agencies to administer to trauma patients experiencing severe blood loss in advance of being treated at a hospital. TEMS is spearheading this program because research indicates that trauma is the leading cause of death in those under 46 years of age and data shows up to 25% of trauma deaths are potentially survivable. Given the current violence we see all across the country (shootings, stabbings, assaults), the Whole Blood Initiative offers those impacted in our community a better patient experience and outcome.


Learn more about the program and how you can support it by visiting the Whole Blood Initiative Campaign webpage: www.Donate.TidewaterEMS.org



Sincerely, David



David C. Long, MA, NRP

Executive Director

Tidewater EMS Council, Inc.

1104 Madison Plaza, Suite 101

Chesapeake, VA 23320

757-963-0632 x304 (office) Toll free 844-757-TEMS (8367)

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