Stop the Bleed seeks to empower every citizen with the knowledge and tools to stop life-threatening bleeding and save lives.
The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20% of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Bystanders will always be first on the scene of an emergency and a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; it is crucial for citizens to know how to quickly and effectively stop blood loss.
National Stop The Bleed Day brings Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a nationwide day of training, completely free of charge.
Already have plans for March 31st? No problem – Stop the Bleed classes take place year-round in cities across the United States.
How can you Stop the Bleed?
- Attend a free class in your area
- Become an instructor and hold your own Bleeding Control class
- Can’t make it to a class? Read how to handle an emergency situation and Stop the Bleed
- Buy a bleeding control kit or make your own – and be prepared to use it.
- Visit Stop the Bleed Day on Facebook and spread the word about Stop the Bleed on social media – you might help save a life! #NSTBD18
- Explore Stop the Bleed’s library of resources to learn more about how anyone can help save a life.