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VELCRO® brand Lifewrap Could Save Lives

posted on 24 June 2013 | posted in News


An experimental garment combining space-age technology, neoprene and VELCRO® brand has been developed in a bid to treat postpartum haemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal mortality.

A non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) – also called a "lifewrap" – is a half-body suit that is strapped to a woman's lower legs and abdomen to slow bleeding and prevent shock as a result of blood loss.

According to today's article in the Guardian, the World Health Organisation state that postpartum haemorrhage accounts for nearly a quarter of maternal deaths and is the leading cause of maternal mortality in most low-income countries.

Here's yet another example of how VELCRO® brand can be used for truly amazing projects. To read the full article, click on the following link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/24/space-technology-maternal-deaths

 

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