Defence innovation to save lives

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has announced locally-developed technology that will help save the lives of Australian troops.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF), Red Cross Blood Service and National Blood Authority have worked together since 2010 on the ADF Frozen Blood Project.

The Project will allow the supply of deep frozen red cells, platelets and plasma products that are suitable for use by Australian troops in military environments.

Mr Tehan today toured the Frozen Blood Project at the Red Cross Blood Service in Sydney.