May 21, 2020 is National Stop the Bleed Day

May Is National STOP THE BLEED Month

Learn how to respond when an accident occurs. You could save a life. Show your support on social media. Use the Facebook frame. Join the discussion! Follow #STOPTHEBLEED #NSTBM

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Committee on Trauma

Guidance for STOP THE BLEED Course Instructors

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) fully supports the directives urging social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and strongly encourages all instructors to cancel STOP THE BLEED® Courses planned in the near future. The ACS COT expects adherence to all governmental and organizational restrictions on gatherings, hosting of meetings on their premises, or business travel for their employees

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recommends immediately discontinuing STOP THE BLEED® training until June 15, 2020.

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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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Premium Personal Bleeding Control Kit®


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

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