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Wyoming Life Flight now authorized to carry whole blood on air ambulances

CASPER (WNE) — Casper-based air ambulance service, Wyoming Life Flight, announced on Thursday that it is now authorized to carry and administer whole blood on its air medical transport services.

The organization, which serves the whole state, said in a press release that, “Each unit of whole blood provides red blood cells, platelets, plasma and clotting factors for superior outcomes for patients suffering from trauma or hemorrhagic shock” and that having whole blood will be “particularly valuable in rural areas...”