Every year, 90% of preventable military deaths are due to hemorrhage. We think this is unacceptable and are doing something about it.
1 out of 4 preventable military deaths among U.S. Troops are caused by non-compressible hemorrhage. These are wounds you can't put a traditional tourniquet on.
90% of preventable military death is due to hemorrhage. Soldiers don't have access to needed tools to stop bleeding fast enough and often die in transit to the forward operating surgical unit.
Non-compressible junctional hemorrhage– traumatic bleeding in the groin, upper thigh, and axillary regions – is especially difficult to treat by current means due to complexity of the anatomy within these areas.
The human body has 5L of blood and rapid loss of 40% (2L) is fatal. On the battlefield, this can happen in as little as 2 minutes after traumatic injury to major arteries.