Resources for Citizens

Stop the Bleed

Bleeding Control

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"Stop the Bleed" is a national awareness campaign and call to action by the Department of Homeland Security. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become empowered to help save a life in a bleeding emergency.

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in as little as five minutes. Research shows bystanders with little to no medical training can save lives with knowledge of how to stop severe bleeding and access to bleeding control kits.

Mary Washington Hospital's Trauma Center is implementing a Stop the Bleed program with the goal of achieving sustainable changes and behavior aimed at immediate control of life-threatening hemorrhage in the community.

Please check our website for announcements regarding training opportunities and dates.

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