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While March 31st was the official “Stop the Bleed Day,” members of the public are urged to learn bleeding control techniques whenever they are able. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the Stop the Bleed program trains bystanders to be life-savers in the event of a traumatic injury. Learn simple, effective means to stop bleeding by applying pressure, elevating wounds, and effectively applying tourniquets.

Studies have shown that far too many gravely wounded people will bleed to death before help can arrive, even though their wounds are not otherwise fatal. With widespread dissemination of the Stop the Bleed program, more people can survive injuries sustained through car crashes, falls, violence and mass casualty incidents.

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