According to a recent report by Army Times, a South Dakota bio-tech firm is using blood byproducts from cattle to develop new ways of treating injured soldiers on the battlefield.

The company, IKOR Inc., plans to use hemoglobin from cattle as its raw material to develop blood replacement products for injured soldiers.  

According to company representatives the technology could also be used to help people in mass casualty situations; for example natural disasters such as the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.

The blood would come from packing plants.

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Source: Army Times