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Marissa VillaseƱor

Email: Marissa.villasenor@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-3102

Aug 06, 2014 12:00 PM

Did you know a football helmet can stop internal bleeding? Not only is this protective gear helpful on the field but also in a hospital ICU.  

In the medical intensive care unit doctors use Blakemore tubes to stop internal bleeding. In order to successfully complete this, slight pressure must be placed on the tube- this is where a football helmet comes into play. In order to create the right amount of pressure and keep the tube in place doctors place a football helmet on the patient. 

University Hospital was in need of a new helmet and the Utes Football team stepped in to donate a new helmet to the unit.

WHAT: Presentation by University of Utah Football team to hospital

WHEN: Wednesday, August 6 at 12:00 p.m. *Photo-ops starts promptly at noon*

WHERE: University of Utah Hospital, 50 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 

WHO: Coach Kyle Whittingham, Utes player and medical staff

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