Table 5

Published data regarding prehospital blood transfusion by UK air ambulances

Thames Valley Air AmbulanceKent Surrey Sussex Air AmbulanceLondon’s Air AmbulanceGreat Western Air Ambulance
ReferenceRaitt et al 10 Lyon et al 5 Rehn et al 11 Hooper et al 12
RESCUER collaboratorNoNoNoYes
Publication typeFull textFull textAbstractAbstract
Date rangeJanuary 14–February 16February 13–December 14January 12–December 15August 15–July 16
N6314732162
N/year*30808268
Age, median (range)40 (13–89)42 (9–92)31Not reported
Male, %74.67879Not reported
Blunt injury, %849061Not reported
Median ISS3430Not reportedNot reported
ISS >15, %9590Not reportedNot reported
Units of PRBCsMedian, 2Mean, 2.4Median, 2 (IQR 1–3)Not recorded
  • *The same technique is used to calculate patients per year as described in figure 1.

  • ISS, injury severity score; PRBC, packed red blood cells; RESCUER, Regional Examination of Standard Care during Evacuation Resuscitation.