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Old 03-15-2010, 09:03 AM   #11
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What's the shelf life of the Hemcon Kyto-Stat bandages?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:01 AM   #12
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I must admit I'm not sure, Bill. At one point I knew and I think it's in the literature, but I'll have to look it up. As I recall it's several years from the manufacture date, but don't quote me I can look it up.

Sometimes I do take a pretty "proactive" stance towards products I believe in, and this is one of those times. $5 per bandage seems expensive until you consider the ER trips this might prevent. I've given my Dad products withe the same technology to help control his nosebleeds with great results.

I'll get the expiration dates ASAP, Bill.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #13
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Thank you Rob.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:35 AM   #14
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Sorry to take so long in answering, Bill. I went directly to the source; according to the manufacturer, Celox products have been proven to perform to spec for a minimum of three years from the manufacture date. Not bad, I'd say. You may go quite a while without seeing or needing to treat, say, a major high-pressure arterial bleed but most likely a simple band-aid type dressing will see action at some point within that time frame.

I already have a 10 pack of the 2 gram Celox First Aid granules, and I keep a few in my work first aid kit. I also have some of their Nosebleed Pads (my dad is on potent blood thinners and gets nosebleeds that routinely land him in the ER). After seeing the awesome effectiveness of the Kyto-Stat bandages and the Nosebleed Pads I ordered an 8 x 8" Hemostatic Celox Gauze from Amazon. It should offer the same state of the art hemostatic prowess with the ability to cover a broad range of wounds (and burns).

This stuff is amazing!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:10 AM   #16
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BTW, Bill- I sharpened that d@$%^d Kershaw!
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Hope you didn't have to use the corner of a stone to do the sharpening.
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