National STOP THE BLEED Day, May 23rd, is currently one of the largest public health initiatives in the United States. The campaign is aimed at directly saving lives—through an effort to increase public awareness and encourage people and organizations across the United States to get trained with life-saving STOP THE BLEED techniques so they can be ready to take action and stop everyday instances of life-threatening bleeding in their homes and communities.
Experts say it takes between:
3 – 5 minutes to die from blood loss.
7 -10 minutes is the average EMS response time.
Why it Matters
National STOP THE BLEED Day is critically important, because incidents, like mass shootings or natural disasters, along with everyday accidents, whether on the playground, the freeway, or in the kitchen could expose people to bleeding out. It’s imperative that people become aware of this, because in many cases, death from blood loss is preventable. Properly trained, anyone can STOP THE BLEED until professional help arrives.
Take Action Now
STOP THE BLEED Day is encouraging individuals to Get Trained, Get Kits, and Get Involved. At NationalStopTheBleedDay.org individuals can learn about taking a STOP THE BLEED class. The resource is also sharing information about how to secure STOP THE BLEED kits for your home or organization. Remember, 35% of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss, and traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people below age 46.
National Grassroots Initiatives
National STOP THE BLEED Day initiatives have been launched nation-wide to raise awareness and engage the public. These include a STOP THE BLEED Scholarship Program, offering high school students an opportunity to write an essay about why their school should adopt a STOP THE BLEED program—with the top prize being scholarship money. Another program is STOP THE BLEED Hackathon, in partnership with HackerEarth, providinginnovative technology solutions that will enable STOP THE BLEED to continue to scale.
The campaign is seeking for individuals to share their STOP THE BLEED experiences by sending their stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOP THE BLEED Day is a national public health initiative with support across public and private sector organizations and individuals committed to saving lives.STOP THE BLEED Day is supported by over 100 organizations, including the following:
United States Department of Defense
American College of Surgeons
United States Department of Homeland Security
Stop the Bleeding Coalition
The American Red Cross