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STB_red.pngSTOP THE BLEED® is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. It's intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Its goal is to save lives by training people across the country how to stop traumatic bleeding.

Why does this matter?

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths.  Approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences, establishing hemorrhage as the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

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Build a Kit

Through proper training and awareness, anyone can be ready to help someone in an emergency bleeding situation. Having the proper equipment at hand also makes a big difference.

STOP THE BLEED® kits provide important supplies and special bleeding control tools for those critical initial minutes when a person is injured and bleeding. 


 A Basic Kit Contains: Stop the Bleed Kit

  • C-A-T tourniquet

  • QuikClot® Bleeding Control Dressing

  • Protective gloves

  • Compression bandage

  • Permanent marker – black

  • Bleeding control instruction card


You can purchase supplies separately and build your own kit or you can purchase a ready-made kit directly from this website.

Stop the Bleed Video

A person can die from blood loss within five minutes. It's often the nearest bystander who has the best chance of saving that person's life. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign to train and equip bystanders to respond before professional help arrives.

UC San Diego Health Trauma surgeon Jay Doucet, MD, FACS, demonstrates how best to "stop the bleed" in three different scenarios:

1) when you have nothing,

2) when you have a STOP THE BLEED® kit or tourniquet, or

3) when you can’t put a tourniquet on the wound but you have gauze. Always remember to make sure you are safe and call 911 before helping someone else.

View this brief video to get a become prepared to save a life!

Receive proper training so you can be an “immediate responder” to help someone who is experiencing traumatic bleeding. Be ready to save the life of a family member, a friend, a colleague or a perfect stranger.

For more information, visit STOP THE BLEED® Website.

National STOP THE BLEED® Day

May 20, 2021 – It’s never too early to begin preparing!

National STOP THE BLEED® Day is a one day call to action.

Stop the Bleed

Anyone can be trained and be ready to save someone’s life – a friend, a family member, a colleague or the person next to you – whether you know them or not.

Tragedy can strike at any time – whether its a mass shooting, a car accident, a playground mishap, a natural disaster or one of the many other ways that someone winds up traumatically bleeding, properly trained and equipped bystanders can save someone’s life.

Learn how you, your family, your school, your place of worship, your company or any other organization you are a part of can be STOP THE BLEED® ready.

National STOP THE BLEED® Day is designed to provide you with easy access resources to Get Trained, Get Kits or to Get Involved in one of the largest public service campaigns in our country.

Look for more informationn in the coming year to sign up to take part in one of the many programs that culminate on National STOP THE BLEED® Day!

Join the many people and organizations who are taking action to be ready to STOP THE BLEED®.

Become an Ambassador

Every important cause needs Ambassadors – special individuals willing to shout from the rooftops so that more people will learn about the cause and what they can do.

Anyone can be a STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador. 

If you are interested in applying to become a STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador, please fill out the form below. This is for those people who are especially dedicated and passionate and willing to spend extra time and effort to help create awareness.

Apply to become a STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador


Last Updated: 10/20/2020
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