These blood alternative products have multiple possible uses in a wide variety of situations, including organ packing, preservation, and transplant. Essentially "typeless," made up of predictable ingredients, and readily available, blood substitutes would be ideal in universal trauma situations, facilitating speed of administration by not requiring any previous blood type cross matching. Readily available, blood substitutes could serve as a model tool for disaster preparedness.
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