New Wound Care Technology
Everyone has a cause that is near their heart, and many other worthy non-profits are also in need of philanthropic help. But with so many vying for attention, it can be difficult to know where your support can do the most good.
Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could reach the greatest amount of people by supporting just one endeavor—one that can help everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or economic status? Now you can. Introducing BandGrip wound closure technology—and the challenges it helps solve.
Injury is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children and Young Adults
In the first half of life (age 1-44), more people die from injuries and violence—such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, and homicides—than from any other cause of death, including cancer, HIV, and the flu. According to the CDC, injury or violence takes one life every three minutes.
Saving Lives By Reaching People Within the Golden Hour
The window of time following a traumatic injury in which prompt medical and surgical treatment is likely to prevent death is called the “golden hour.” During this period, controlling blood loss and stabilizing patients is key to increasing survival rates.
Wound Closure Techniques Have Been Slow to Evolve
Technological advancements abound in the medical field, but sutures—the current wound closure standard—remain mostly unchanged since 30,000 BCE. Not only does suturing require making additional lacerations around incisions, it introduces foreign material into the body. It’s also time consuming—compromising that golden hour.