Jewish circumcisers using military bandage to stop bleeding in 10 minutesBy Mason White 3:07 PM June 15, 2014
By: Anika Rao
Jewish circumcisers in the United Kingdom, are now using a military bandage that stops bleeding within ten minutes, The Jewish Chronicle reported.
The technology that was developed for the U.S. military is being used to halve the healing time of circumcision to two or three days.
The bandage is soaked with kaolin, a blood clotting agent derived from clay. The bandage is applied immediately after circumcision and all bleeding stops within 10 minutes, eliminating the need for more bandages.
The bandage was originally created for bleeding soldiers on the battlefield. Dr. David Hibbert helped introduce the bandage in the United Kingdom.
About half of the registered circumcisers are now using the bandage after a trial period of 18 months. Babies who are not treated with this bandage, recover in approximately a week.