05.22.2019 Back to News

National Stop the Bleed Day is May 23

The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council staff, the White House and the Department of Defense. 

The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.

Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative, which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to benefit the general public.  

Certified "Stop the Bleed" instructors will be on site at the 825 Cafe on Thursday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to instruct employees on the following "Stop the Bleed" principles. You can make a difference in a life-threatening situation.

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Ensure your safety – wear gloves
  • Immediate response for victim – keep them calm
  • Identify resources to assist in public places to control bleeding
  • Find the bleeding injury – pack a wound
  • Apply a tourniquet

YOU can alert friends and family on the basics of lifesaving steps during a mass casualty.

YOU alone have the power to initiate lifesaving techniques and assist others in times of need.

YOU can save a life.