Stop the Bleed: More than 1 Million Trained

Over 1 million people have learned to STOP THE BLEED

You can too! The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® program has trained over 1 million people worldwide how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person.

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Committee on Trauma

ACS COT COVID-19 Guidance for STOP THE BLEED Course Instructors

Leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the ACS Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) are providing the following suggestions regarding initiation of in-person STOP THE BLEED® Courses when the shelter-in-place rules in your area permit appropriately sized gatherings.

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Group successfully trained in Stop the Bleed

Our Goal

While more than 1 million people have now been trained to STOP THE BLEED®, that’s just a start. Our goal is to train 200 million. Why? Because the purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.

Our progress so far

Hartford Consensus Group I

Our Story

Working to train people to STOP THE BLEED® in all walks of life to save lives.

How and why it all began

Instructor showing a trainee how to apply pressure

Take Our STOP THE BLEED Course

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. STOP THE BLEED®. Save a Life!

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Stop the Bleed Instructor Lynn Gras, FNP at the South Pole

STOP THE BLEED comes to Antarctica

The medical team at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station recently hosted the first STOP THE BLEED® course in Antarctica. The research team at the South Pole Station is in isolation in an extreme environment for 10 months out of the year and lack consistent connectivity to access up-to-date medical resources.

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Premium Personal Bleeding Control Kit®


Find STOP THE BLEED® kits online and place these trauma kits in public gathering areas.

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