The national Stop the Bleed program is an awareness campaign which is a call to action for bystanders to become trained to help in the event of a bleeding emergency. The Stop the Bleed campaign traces its origins to the aftermath of the traumatic school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School which was in December of 2012. A few months later, results showed the victims died from severe bleeding. This severe bleeding, if controlled, could have likely kept them from going into shock until emergency help arrived on the scene. After these findings were released, the White House’s Homeland Security Department nationally launched the Stop the Bleed campaign in October of 2015 with a call for action to begin training more people to become immediate responders until professional help arrives. In September of 2019, it was noted more than 1 million people around the world have been trained to save a life through the Stop the Bleed program.
The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding is a death that could have been prevented. Knowing the basics of bleeding control can drastically improve a victim’s chances of survival. Being prepared can not only save the life of a stranger but also someone you know and love.
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