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Death by Bleeding

Car Accidents, Train Derailments, Flying or Falling Debris in Natural or Man-Made Disasters - not to mention common home and workplace accidents; There are so many ways to damage our soft and fragile human bodies.

Bleeding Kills. Fast.

Know what to do, get involved, save someone's life. Mortally wounded victims can be rescued with fast intervention - by you.

As our Readers know, we've been working with the White House Staff on a program to address this specific human risk when can be minimized.

From the White House FACT SHEET: Bystander: “Stop the Bleed” Broad Private Sector Support for Effort to Save Lives and Build Resilience

The Administration launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign during an event at the White House, to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding.  Working with the private sector and nonprofit organizations, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign will put knowledge gained by first responders and our military, into the hands of the public to help save lives.

stopthebleedUncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents. If this bleeding is severe, it can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Providing bystanders with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life threatening bleeding can save lives. Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers.  Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding personal and public access to Bleeding Control Kits can be the difference between life and death for an injured person.

Our national preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and individual citizens. The goal of this initiative is to build national resilience by empowering the general public to be aware of the simple steps that can be taken to stop or slow life threatening bleeding, and to promote the general public’s access to Bleeding Control Kits in public spaces, while they travel, and in the home.

The initiative and launch event included representatives from numerous private sector groups (that would include us!) and nonprofit organizations to who are working to build awareness, implement and accelerate this initiative. For more information on these efforts and how you can get involved in the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, please visit dhs.gov/stopthebleed.

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