Major trauma can happen to anyone, at any point in their life: a fall from a great height; a road traffic collision; an industrial accident; a violent attack. In fact, traumatic injury is the UK’s leading cause of death for people under the age of fifty, with half of all trauma deaths due to bleeding and its consequences.
London’s Lifeline is a unique opportunity to boost the capital’s capacity to protect against injury and major incident, set a new global standard for trauma care and save thousands more lives, in a fast moving highly translational area of medical research.
2020 Update: With our funding, 40% fewer patients are bleeding to death.
Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London and Director of the London Trauma System, Professor Karim Brohi, shared: “Over 10 years, clinical and research trauma teams have worked hand in hand to understand what happens in the first few minutes after injury and how we can stop patients bleeding to death. We have reduced deaths by nearly a half, which is an incredible achievement in such a short period of time.”