The Stop the Bleed® initiative was released by the White House in 2015 to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge to provide immediate and effective hemorrhage control.
5 million People worldwide who die from accidental and non-accidental trauma every year. This makes trauma the leading cause of death in people under the age of 45.
3 minutes A victim who is bleeding from an artery can die in as little as three minutes.
30-40% Hemorrhage is the second leading cause of death for patients injured in the prehospital environment, accounting for 30-40% of all mortality.
345 Mass shootings occurred in the U.S. in 2017.
57% of EMS professionals are not yet aware of the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed® program–a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.
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No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders, or “First Care Providers” will always be first on the scene. Whether it is performing CPR and rapid defibrillation, or treating life-threatening blood loss, YOU, or the person next to you can play a major role in saving lives, including your own! A victim who is bleeding from an artery can die in as little as three minutes. It is crucial for bystanders to step in and take action!