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Keith Martin was working on his boat in the driveway of his home in Danvers when a cable puller broke and struck him in the neck. That stung, but he didn't register that he was bleeding profusely until his grandson pointed it out. Fortunately for Keith, his wife Julia immediately called Emergency Medical Services (EMS); that call set in motion a whole team.

From the Danvers Police Department, Danvers Fire Department and Atlantic Ambulance Service who answered the call, to staff in the our Emergency Department, Operating Room (OR), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Blood Bank and IV teams, as well as patient care staff, each played a critical role in saving Keith's life, since the kind of wound he sustained is life-threatening.  Read more