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Sponges save a soldier - The Galveston County Daily News: Health

October 28, 2016

Medical Discovery News Sponges save a soldier

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:00 am

Since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began in 2001 and 2004, respectively, more than 1 million people have died in the combat.

By the end of 2013, 5,829 of those casualties were American soldiers. In 76 percent of potentially survivable battlefield wounds, the leading cause of death was hemorrhage. But more soldiers may make it home thanks to a new invention called XStat.

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