Quick question: Do you know your blood type?
How about your spouse and your kids blood type?
Do you know if you could donate blood to them if it was an emergency?
Knowing how to stop traumatic bleeding along with understanding blood types and donor compatibility is one of the most important medical skill sets for the martial civilian.
I urge all of you to take a hard look at your medical skill-sets. In particular, TCCC in treating gunshot and knife wounds using anti-coagulants and/or tourniquets.
What about your trauma kits? Are they stocked and up to date?
Do you carry on your person or in your vehicle a Personal Trauma Kit (PTK)?
These are all good questions better asked NOW than LATER!
“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!