GOLDEN HOUR CONTAINER

EMERGENCY SUPPLY OF RED BLOOD CELLS FOR TREATMENT AT THE POINT OF INJURY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

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The Golden Hour Container (GHC) improves the chances of survival for a wounded soldier by providing a supply of red blood cells for treatment at the point of injury on the battlefield during the crucial hour immediately following an injury when immediate evacuation to a treatment facility is unavailable.

The GHC resulted from collaboration with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) to create a more effective combat-environment thermal container.

The US Army awarded it the Invention of the Year Award in 2003.

  • Iceless, reusable 2 liter medical pack that holds 4 units of packed red blood cells over 72 hours in harsh conditions
  • Designed to maintain blood in the 1° to 10° C range for 72-90 hours in environments from -24° to 40° C
  • 10 lbs fully loaded weight facilitates support by medics without vehicular support
  • Removable Thermal Insulated Chamber (TIC) containing Phase Change Material (PCM) is easily preconditioned for use in any standard freezer

 

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