Lifesaving Materials Appeal

Could you give a gift today to help pay for lifesaving materials?

Below you’ll find a picture of some gauze. It might not look very impressive, but material like this helped save Jamie’s life. Listen to one of our doctors explain more about the gauze.
Celox Gauze

“Last summer I was at work on a construction site, when out of nowhere, I was run over by a dumper truck. My lower body was crushed and I lost three quarters of my body’s blood. It was gauze not unlike the material above that stopped my bleeding. I believe that this simple material, and the skill of the air ambulance doctor saved my life that day.

The air ambulance crew tell me that often it can be the simple things that make a huge difference in a lifesaving situation. That’s why I am asking you to please, give whatever you can afford today. A simple donation from you could make all the difference.”

Jamie

Find out more about Jamie’s story.

By donating to our appeal today you will help us to buy more lifesaving materials and help to save more lives like Jamie’s.

Learn more about what our crew did when they arrived

Once they had landed at the accident site our crew undertook five key steps to treat Jamie’s massive blood loss:
Summer Appeal Adam Manson

  1. Packing his wounds with specialist gauze dressings to assist with blood clotting. The gauze is impregnated with Celox™ granules. When they come in contact with blood, Celox™ swells, gels, and sticks together to make a gel like clot.
  2. Called ahead to the local hospital to ensure blood was available, as he had lost so much on scene. The bodies major organs need oxygen constantly to function and this is carried in the blood, loose a lot of blood and the organs can’t get enough oxygen and start to shut down.
  3. Applying a splint to his legs and fitting a pelvic binder to stabilise his pelvis and “ help reduce the extensive blood loss. This helps re-align the bones and lessen the amount of blood leaking out of the bones, which can be very large amounts when a femur or pelvis is involved.
  4. Administering pain relief and medication to help with blood clotting and antibiotics, to assist with fighting infection. Infection is a very big risk factor with this type of injury.
  5. Transferred Jamie quickly by road to Kettering General Hospital for the emergency blood transfusion before flying him to the major trauma centre.

Our average response time is just 13 minutes.

13 minutes
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