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Groundbreaking Lifewrap Saves Thousands of Women from Obstetric Hemorrhaging

by , 04/21/13

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Every four minutes a woman dies from obstetric hemorrhaging usually caused during childbirth. Appalled by these statistics, Dr. Sullen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Programs at UCSF Bixby Center for Global and Reproductive Health and Policy designed Lifewrap – a groundbreaking non-pneumatic, anti-shock garment (NASG) that controls both shock and hemorrhaging while the women await life-saving treatment. Hit the jump to learn more about the Lifewrap and where it is most commonly used.

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