Support our STOP THE BLEED® community members on the front lines
Right now, a big part of this community is on the front lines of the most challenging Public Health Crisis in any of our lifetimes. Nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals are faced with war time conditions as they work to save the lives of those infected with the COVID-19 virus in hospitals across the country. They also are busy with increased testing activities all while treating people with the “regular” needs of more routine illnesses and maladies. Likewise, EMTs, police and other first responders are fighting this battle outside of these very same hospitals. They are all heros – every single one of them.
If you know any of these heros – please post your thanks on any of your social accounts and tag us (@stopthebleed) and we’ll share your thanks. (NEED A GOOD EXAMPLE)
STOP THE SPREAD with Facebook
If you are active on FB or Instagram, you’re eligible for a FREE STB Kit. Just download the image at right, post it to your Facebook account and tag us (facebook.com/stopthebleednow).
STOP THE SPREAD with Instagram
Do you have an instagram account? Please use it to STOP THE SPREAD.
Post anyone of the images below and tag us.
STOP THE BLEED® at home
What can you do at home?
First, be prepared! The things that cause traumatic bleeding can happen anywhere, including at home. Here are some common home accidents that can result in traumatic bleeding:
- Compound fractures from staircase falls, slip and falls
- Bicycle and outdoor activity equipment accidents (trampolines, swingsets)
- Lawnmower, chainsaw, power equipment accidents
- Kitchen accidents
Second, while Stop the Bleed hands on training has been suspended per guidance from the US DOD and American College of Surgeons (more on that here), you can utilize online training resources that are helpful to learn about how to Stop the Bleed (links here).
Third, if you have STB equipment at home, you can practice what you’ve already learned and brush up.
The whole point of STOP The Bleed save someone’s life by trying to keep as much blood in their body before they are able to get professional help. Many who experience traumatic bleeding will require blood transfusions once they arrive at the hospital. As a result of the Pandemic, blood supplies are low and getting lower. Visit this page for information about how you can donate blood during this critical time.