The Israel Defense Forces say they are working with a company to develop a form of freeze dried blood that soldiers could carry into battle with them in case they get injured.
"The idea is to take a soldier's blood, freeze it in laboratory conditions, take out the ice crystals leaving only the blood components. It will look like freeze-dried coffee in a little bag," Lieutenant colonel Amir Blumenfeld, head of the IDF medical corps' trauma unit told the newspaper Haaretz.
In case of injuries, a medic could mix the crystals with purified water and make blood. … Read more