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When Oleg Lebedko traveled with his family to Ukraine in August, his luggage carried more than just vacation supplies. In fact, the presents he brought for his countrymen may have saved lives.

Lebedko, CEO of the $180 million Ukrainian Federal Credit Union in Rochester, N.Y., packed packets of Celox, a medicated gauze designed to control bleeding within minutes of application, before visiting northeastern Ukraine. His luggage also included Combat Application Tourniquets, known as C-A-Ts, approved by the U.S. Army and considered to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in combat victims’ upper and lower extremities.

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