BloodSTOP® and BloodSTOP® iX are biocompatible, non-irritating, woven matrices of fibers made from natural plant compounds. They adhere to a wound, initiate blood coagulation, stop bleeding, and form a protective layer to create an optimal environment for wound healing. Their water solubility allows for removal by rinsing, without disruption of a clotted surface.

 

These products are covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,262,181.

 

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Grams Light Bikes: Just In - BloodSTOP Hemostat

 BloodSTOP

  BloodSTOP Hemostat

Advanced Hemostasis for surface wounds.

BloodSTOP is a biocompatible, non-irritating, hemostatic agent which resembles traditional gauze. Using a proprietary formulation, regenerated cotton cellulose is etherified and oxidized to make a water-soluble, hemostatic matrix.  Its composition provides certain advantages for natural rapid hemostasis as well as patient comfort and improved wound management when compared with traditional adhesive bandages, sprays, chemical powder, or animal-based products.

How it Works

When applied to a wound, BloodSTOP quickly absorbs blood and other body fluids, transforms into a gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer, actively aids in blood coagulation, and creates an environment for wound healing.

  Grams Thoughts

I only had one opportunity to use the BloodSTOP gauze so far when I had an awful nose bleed. When I got the nose bleed, I was dripping blood like there was no tomorrow and it was pouring out like a burst dam, dripping all over the ground, my pack and clothes. After ripping open the packet and placing the gauze into the bleeding nostril, it worked amazingly fast for such a gusher. After a brief amount of time the bleeding slowed down and eventually stopped, and although the gauze contained lot's of blood, it was surprisingly not overly saturated with it (no pictures). I can see this being an extremely useful item for a first aid kit and will help with bleeding wounds, especially for head and leg wounds that tend to bleed out significantly. After watching the scary Cedric Garcia video of his crash when he had some hideous femoral bleeding, having an item in the medical kit that can help out with profuse bleeding could make an injury easier to deal with and a life saver. I am going to try and test their BloodSTOP iX system next, which is a more an advanced trauma care patch.

Features

  • Easy to use
  • Acts fast
  • No animal-derived material
  • Active bleeding control over traditional gauze
  • Painless upon application and removal
  • Water soluble for easy removal without disruption to wound surface
  • Adheres to the wound without the discomfort of adhesives
  • Easy to cut, pack or layer to fit the wound
  • Safe for all age groups
  • Single use sterile packaging, several sizes
  • Biodegradable
  • For further information www.lifescienceplus.com/bloodstop

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