Have you ever wondered about the relationship between a person's blood type and how long it takes to stop bleeding after an injury? If so, this research may be of interest to you. A clinical trial investigated the connection between a person’s blood type and the time it would take to stop bleeding if they suffered from physical trauma.
Trauma is a severe physical injury caused by an external force, and it is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. When someone experiences trauma, their body may lose a lot of blood, leading to a life-threatening condition called hemorrhage.
Hemostasis is the process by which the body stops bleeding and begins to heal the injured tissues. Preliminary evidence supports an increased risk of mortality after major trauma among patients with type O blood. However, strong clinical trials justifying this assumption are not available.
Clinical TrialA clinical trial published in the AACN Advances in Critical Care journal analyzed how patient blood type affects the time to achieve hemostasis after trauma and massive transfusion.
The researchers analyzed data from the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios trial which included 544 trauma patients who presented to a trauma center. The trial participants were divided into two groups according to their blood types. One group had a type O blood group while the other group had a non-type O blood group. The time required to attain hemostasis in these patients was measured and compared between the two groups.