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Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents. If this bleeding is severe, it can kill an individual in 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.

May 20, 2021 is STOP THE BLEED Day!

Knowing how to control bleeding from a serious injury is essential knowledge to keep you and those around you safe. Although many aspects of daily life have been on hold for more than a year, traumatic injuries continue to happen. This year, May 20 marks the fourth annual National STOP THE BLEED® Day, and the third annual National STOP THE BLEED® Month will be observed throughout the month of May.

As the world slowly begins to reopen, take time during these observances to empower yourself with essential knowledge that could save a life. New possibilities exist for both virtual and in-person STOP THE BLEED® courses.


Rescue One provides organizations with training and solutions for dealing with bleeding control in emergency situations.  Check out the Zoll Mobilize available through Rescue One.


Official Information on Stop the Bleed 2021.

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