Combat comes with an age old problem: how to control bleeding. Just as we see new technology in the air over Iraq, our troops may soon benefit by a new medical tool on the ground.
Developed by special operations experts, it's a bandage designed to save lives even under the most dire combat conditions. Special Operations Command Surgeon Colonel David Hammer helped in the research of this new bandage that can instantly seal and disinfect combat wounds.
The real bandages cost about $1,000 each. Inserted in the wound and pressed, the bleeding stops in two minutes. Several versions of the clotting bandage are in development.