"When you look at the wound data from Vietnam, about 10 percent of all the fatal wounds were from uncontrolled hemorrhage or uncontrolled bleeding," says lieutenant colonel Ian Wedmore, a surgeon at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.
"So if you look at that and say, well if we have a device that would stop this uncontrolled hemorrhage, then you're saying that conceivably you could have saved up to 10 percent of those fatalities.So you're talking about 5,000 people."Wedmore
collected some 40 anecdotal reports from medics who used the bandages on today's battlefields of Iraq, and he
believes the bandages are saving lives.Following is one of the entries from his
field survey: "RPG casualty with multiple frag wounds to groin.Profoundly hypotensive patient.
...Ian Wedmore in Iraq.