Two Army Ranger medics saved lives by taking fresh blood from uninjured soldiers in the middle of a firefight

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      Judi Lynn
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      HALEY BRITZKY JAN 24, 2020 2:34 PM EST

      We already knew that Army Rangers were a unique breed of badass, but performing real-time blood transfusions while under enemy fire on the battlefield takes it to an entirely new level.

      The Ranger O Low Titre Program (ROLO), developed a few years ago, allows soldiers to donate blood to their wounded comrades on the battlefield in a matter of minutes, according to a recent Army press release.

      “When called upon, a blood donor volunteer moves to the casualty and pulls out their issued blood donor pack,” the release explains. “Either the unit’s combat medic or a trained non-medic Ranger draws the blood from the volunteer. The volunteer then returns to combat and the blood is immediately administered to the casualty.

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      Rangers in Afghanistan saw this life-saving technique executed in combat for the first time last summer, according to the release, when an assault force was pinned down for two hours in Wardak province during a night raid.

      More:
      https://taskandpurpose.com/popular/army-rangers-rolo-program

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      NV Wino
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      Then we wouldn’t need battlefield donors.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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