Low titer type O Rh-D + whole blood (LTO + WB) has become a first-line resuscitation medium for hemorrhagic shock in many centers around the World. Showing early effectiveness on the battlefield, LTO + WB is used in both the pre-hospital and in-hospital settings for traumatic and non-traumatic hemorrhage resuscitation. Starting in 2018, the San Antonio Whole Blood Collaborative has worked to provide LTO + WB across Southwest Texas, initially in the form of remote damage control resuscitation followed by in-hospital trauma resuscitation. This program has since expanded to include pediatric trauma resuscitation, obstetric hemorrhage, females of childbearing potential, and non-traumatic hemorrhage. The objective of this manuscript is to provide a three-year update on the successes and expansion of this system and outline resuscitation challenges in special populations.
- transfusion practices (OB GYN)
- transfusion practices (adult)
- transfusion practices (neonatal, pediatrics)