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Israeli Bandages... What You Should Know.

What you need to know about Israeli Bandages

The Emergency Bandage, also known as the Israeli Bandage, like so many first aid items, was developed for use in the U.S. military to quickly stop bleeding in emergency situations by putting focused pressure on uncontrollable wounds.

They've been actively used in combat by the military since Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

You can learn more about the history of the Emergency Bandage by watching this video courtesy of Persys Medical.


When you buy the Israeli bandage it comes individually wrapped in a sterile, vacuum-sealed package, but if it’s your first time using one open it up and try it out.

Don’t worry about needing to buy a new bandage once you break the seal; although it’s no longer considered sterile you won’t increase the risk of infection as long as the bandages are kept clean and dry.

As the bandage is unrolled there is a white string that’s been threaded through the wrap material. This will prevent the elastic wrap from unrolling and falling into dirt or potential contaminants if you accidentally drop the roll.

The string will pull through as you wrap the bandage and will fall out at the end.