Dr. Phil Spinella was a guest on the Rick Dayton Show Thursday afternoon. He is a professor at the Pitt School of Medicine and is co-principal investigator of a new clinical trial that tackles the leading cause of death in children: traumatic bleeding. The study is funded through a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services and has a budget of $34 million for the first five years. That budget could expand to $81 million over ten years. Among the things they will study is whether whole blood is better than transfusions of individual blood parts like red cells, platelets and plasma.