185,000 amputations are performed in the US every year
The lifetime healthcare costs associated with an amputation are over $500,000
Time is Tissue
This timeline shows the progression of an injury requiring a tourniquet. Without oxygen, due to lack of blood flow, tissue begins to suffocate and die. To prevent amputation, patients have 6 hours to seek treatment.
Soldiers who are seriously injured in combat are transported great distances for treatment. US servicemen who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan were routinely flown to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.