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Wound Plugging Syringe Has Saved its First Life on the Battlefield

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Wound Plugging Syringe Has Saved its First Life on the Battlefield

You may have heard about the XStat syringe that uses a system of small super-absorbent sponges to stop bleeding. The device has amazing potential, and it was approved for field use by military and civilians in 2014.  Luckily for one soldier wounded on the battlefield, his medical staff had access to the XStat, and it just saved his life. A U.S. Army soldier was wounded in the left leg by a gunshot, where medical professionals then tried to stop the bleeding. Unable to stop the bleeding through traditional femoral techniques, the team turned to the XStat, and it stopped the bleeding in under 15 seconds. 

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