I received the mentioned products from Celox in exchange for an honest review. The opinions contained within this review may vary from the opinions of others.
About Celox: The fundamentals of Celox technology were developed in Bainbridge Island, WA by a research team put together by Tim Evans (a highly ethical philanthropist / marine biologist). We are very grateful to both Tim and his amazing team for their skills and commitment.
What We Thought: I will begin this review by saying that while we have not had any bleeding incidents in our home since getting Celox I am happy to say that we have these products in our first-aid kits.
My husband is retired Law Enforcement and I have strong feelings about the way things are going these days for police and the fact that anything can happen out there. I wish that he would have had Celox in his police vehicle for the 10+ years he was out there.
Protecting the public from danger includes putting yourself at risk. Safety is built on awareness, training and the right equipment. Celox hemostats are a key part of the medical toolkit, they stop life-threatening bleeding fast, buying time until EMT teams can take over. Celox is proven on the batttlefield in Afghanistan in the most catastrophic injuries. It has excellent published results on gunshot wounds, vehicle accident injuries and others. In recent Department of Defense testing, Celox Hemostatic Gauze showed the highest survival levels of all tested hemostats. Celox is also easy to use and safe and produces no heat. It is the common sense choice to protect officers and the public.
I am also happy to have this because we have a house full of pets, and believe me more accidents happen with them than with our toddler. One of our German Shepherds once took a stick to the nose by her dog brother and the amount of blood was unbelievable. I never knew how much the skin on a dogs nose could bleed. Had Celox been in our home I would have been able to get it stopped a lot faster than we did.
The Celox Gauze is a great product for my husband to keep on hand when he goes hunting. I am not against hunting by any means, but I know that accidents can happen and I would prefer that he be prepared.
The Celox Granules: Celox™ blood clotting granules are actually very high surface area flakes. When they come in contact with blood, Celox™ swells, gels, and sticks together to make a gel like clot, without generating any heat. Celox™ does not set off the normal clotting cascade, it only clots the blood it comes directly into contact with.
These Celox products have so many uses and they should literally be in every first-aid kit across the country. I am a high believer in being prepared for any situation and while things happen even when we hope they won’t it is best to be 100% prepared.
When/If we use the Celox products I will be updating this post with information on how they worked.