Approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is important to stop blood loss as quickly as possible.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.