Military dogs are given the first blood bank to save their lives in battle

Military dogs stationed in Iraq receive better medical care thanks to a mobile blood bank. business Inherent Resolve is the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. This new blood bank is the first of its kind for this operation.

The US military has relied on “walking blood banks” in recent history. Service members rely on these blood banks when a traumatic injury requires multiple transfusions and when major events result in large numbers of patients at the same time. Now military working dogs have access to the same care that saves lives on the battlefield.

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Blood loss is a top preventable combat death

One of the most common reasons service members suffer casualties in combat is blood loss. Mobile blood banks go a long way in helping more soldiers survive their injuries on the battlefield. The same problem exists with military working dogs. Blood banks designed specifically for military working dogs result in faster treatment and better results.

Inherent Resolve did not disclose data on military dog ​​accidents, but it is reported that at least two working dogs had to be medically evacuated from the U.S. Central Command area of ​​operations following injuries. Conan, a Belgian Malinois military service dog, made headlines last October when he was wounded during the mission that killed ISIS leader Baghdadi. Members of the dog service, like members of the human service, are wounded and injured. The walking blood bank could improve its outcomes and help reduce medical evacuations through on-site blood transfusions.

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Boni, Bubo and Rexo among the first dogs to donate blood to the bank

The Army Medical Command Surgeon General’s Office issued a blood type guideline for dogs. All military vets were required to record the blood type of each military working dog. Armed with this vital information, it only made sense to collect blood to save the life of an injured service dog.

Among the early contributors to the blood bank were Bonuses, Bubo and Rexo. These three military working dogs are all explosives detection dogs that work at Al Asad Air Base. They each had their blood drawn and recorded their blood type for future use.

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Dogs receive the highest level of medical care

Military working dogs are an integral part of our armed forces. They accompany their handlers on a variety of missions, from routine patrols, which can get explosive, to raids and search missions. The 994th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services Support ensures the dogs serving in Operation Inherent Resolve receive the best possible medical care.

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