Emergency Medicine Research Associates

Activation Teams

Whole Blood Activation Team

Team Description

The Whole Blood activation team primarily focuses on running platelet maps using Thromboelastography (TEG) machines to measure the coagulation of blood from trauma patients undergoing a massive blood transfusion. This is in accordance with our Whole Blood Study, in which we test whether whole blood therapy or component therapy provides trauma patients with a better chance at hemostasis and survival. Because this activation team is the primary resource in testing the efficacy of whole blood therapy versus component therapy, it offers EMRAs a more hands-on approach to clinical research.