The Uses of Our Free-Band® Non-Latex Tourniquet | KEP

Free-Band® Non-Latex Tourniquets Help Provide Safe Medical & Surgical Care

From prepping patients for medication to helping medical professionals perform necessary blood tests, our Free-Band® non-latex surgical tourniquet bands are a necessity for doctors’ offices, reference labs, blood banks and hospitals.

What Is a Medical Tourniquet?

A tourniquet is a device that is placed around a limb to reduce blood flow to that area. They work by squeezing large blood vessels to stop blood circulation.

Uses in Surgical & Medical Settings

Tourniquets are used in a variety of medical settings, including doctor’s offices, hospitals, labs, surgical centers and blood banks. They have many medical uses, but their primary function is to suppress blood flow.

Tourniquets are used during blood draws and IV insertion. They are also an effective means of stopping life-threatening blood loss from an injury to a limb. For first responders like paramedics, tourniquet bands are a life-saving tool and vital for emergency treatment. In surgical applications, tourniquets are used to stop blood flow to the limbs which creates a bloodless surgical field that can decrease blood loss during a procedure.

Utilization of Medical Tourniquets

According to the American Red Cross, the number of blood donors in the U.S. in a year is 6.8 million—that’s millions of tourniquet bands needed just for blood banks alone. This report, which assesses and forecasts the surgical tourniquet market from 2021-2029, says the surgical tourniquets market was valued at $444.5 million in 2021 and is expected to reach $812.2 million by 2029.

Tourniquet bands are necessary as long as there are medical emergencies and doctors’ visits, and due to the growing demands for non-latex materials in the medical industry, we have many customers requesting our Free-Band® non-latex surgical tourniquet bands.

The Benefits of KEP Free-Band® Technology

We developed our Free-Band® non-latex surgical tourniquet bands to give medical professionals the peace of mind they need to provide the best care possible for people with latex sensitivities. We manufacture our tourniquet bands from a blend of thermoplastics available exclusively through KEP that is the perfect replacement for latex.

Infections can spread with reusable tourniquet cuffs, so we’re thankful to have so many customers opting for our disposable, non-latex option. Highly durable, our Free-Band® Tourniquets meet strict biocompatibility standards in the medical industry and are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and packaging options. Plus, they are notch cut for quick and easy dispensing.

Want to place an order or learn more about our Free-Band® non-latex surgical tourniquet bands? Ask KEP!


Importance of the Blood Supply. Retrieved October 2022 from:

Surgical Tourniquets Market by Product (Tourniquet Systems and Tourniquet Cuffs), Application & Region – Forecast 2022 – 2029 [Abstract]. Retrieved October 2022 from:

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