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University of Pittsburgh STAAMP Trial

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will be launching a multi-center trial to see if they can improve survival of patients who have suffered traumatic injuries with uncontrolled bleeding. Paramedics will administer tranexamic acid to these patients while they are still being transported by helicopter to the hospital.

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David S. Howerton, NREMT-P;  Duffy McAnallen, NREMT-P;  Howard Reed, NREMT-P; and Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP

The research will be performed at UPMC Presbyterian and three other medical centers in the United States. More information is available at

The STAAMP trial will be conducted under a federally authorized exception from informed consent process that includes a means to opt out of inclusion.

Community members who do not wish to participate in this research study can obtain an opt out bracelet by contacting Meghan Buck at 412.864.1599, or email at [email protected]