NC county EMS now carrying whole blood on ambulances

By EMS1 – Jannette Pippin
The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

Officials say the change will allow life-saving blood transfusions to be administered on scene or during transport.

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — An announcement with life-saving potential was made Monday in Onslow County.

Onslow County Emergency Medical Services and The Blood Connection held a press conference Monday morning to announce whole blood will now be used in Onslow County EMS ambulances, allowing life-saving administration of blood to begin before a patient arrives at an area trauma center.

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