Posted 5/14/2019 in Emergency Services
Every great cause needs a day for people and organizations supporting it to rally around. National Stop the Bleed Day, May 23, 2019, is designed to provide a platform to create awareness of the Stop the Bleed campaign. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The goal is to save lives by training people across the country how to stop traumatic bleeding.
In honor of National Stop the Bleed Day, Regional Medical Center (RMC) plans to hold a hands-on, open house training event on Thursday, May 23 from 11AM-3PM in the River Ridge Pavilion. This event is free and open to the public. Emergency services staff will provide demonstrations on how to stop traumatic bleeding.
Visit NationalStoptheBleedDay.org to find out what you can do to participate and to access training and other information. National Stop the Bleed Day is supported by the Department of Defense, the American College of Surgeons, the Department of Homeland Security and many other organizations around the country.
Kids at the 2017 Delaware County Fair try to control the bleeding at this Stop the Bleed demonstration.