Our Mission is Your Mission: To Save Lives.
At Block the Bleed, we are committed to working with our partner organizations to ensure that these life-saving bleeding control kits are accessible to everyone.
Let's work together towards our common mission: TO SAVE LIVES.
“It’s really those first few minutes of someone bleeding where you can do the intervention and save somebody’s life.”Dr. Carlos Brown, Chief of Trauma at the Medical Center in Austin, TX
Partnering with state and local governments, corporations, schools, universities, hospitals, associations, foundations, entertainment venues and churches TO SAVE LIVES.
“Stop the Bleed ” Campaign – How it Started
On October 6th, 2015 the White House unveiled its “Stop the Bleed” campaign to empower bystanders to act as immediate responders. Working with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, FEMA, the private sector, nonprofits, and the medical community, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to raise awareness of life saving strategies and provide public access to bleeding control tools already used by first responders and the military. You can learn more by visiting https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.
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Blood loss is the primary cause of preventable death; traumatic hemorrhage accounts for 35% of pre-hospital deaths, and more than 40% of deaths that occur within the first 24 hours after injury.
Active Shooter Statistics.
There is no widely accepted definition of mass shootings. The statistics above focused on indiscriminate rampages in public places resulting in three or more victims killed by the attacker.
What to do after an active shooter event.
EXCERPT FROM READY.GOV
- "Keep hands visible and empty when you are exiting a building during or after an active shooter event.
- Know that law enforcement’s first task is to end the incident, and they may have to pass injured along the way.
- Officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, and/or handguns and may use pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation.
- Officers will shout commands and may push individuals to the ground for their safety.
- Follow law enforcement instructions and evacuate in the direction they come from, unless otherwise instructed.
- Take care of yourself first, and then you may be able to help the wounded before first responders arrive.
- If the injured are in immediate danger, help get them to safety. While you wait for first responder to arrive, provide first aid.
- Apply direct pressure to wounded areas and use tourniquets if you have been trained to do so.
- Turn wounded people onto their sides if they are unconscious and keep them warm.
- Consider seeking professional help for you and your family to cope with the long-term effects of the trauma."
Source: Ready.GovAbout the Ready Campaign: Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
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