STOP THE BLEED® is one of our nation’s largest public health campaigns. Its goal is to save lives by training people across the country how to stop traumatic bleeding.

National STOP THE BLEED® Day is a one day call to action.  Anyone can be trained and be ready to save someone’s life – a friend, a family member, colleague or the person next to you – whether you know them or not.

Get trained, get equipped, be ready, be empowered, spread the word.  STOP THE BLEED®.

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Why it Matters


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.*

Average time to bleed out: 2 to 5 minutes

Average time for 1st responders to arrive: 7 to 10 minutes

Bystanders can fill the gap with STOP THE BLEED®


* Curry N, Hopewell S, Doree C, Hyde C, Brohi K, Stanworth S. The acute management of trauma hemorrhage: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Crit Care. 2011;15(2):R92.

View updated Dept. of Defense Training Class Recommendations related to COVID-19

New Recommendations

Dr. Oz recently took time to help with a cause important to him and to us – STOP THE BLEED®

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Take a class so you can be prepared to save someone’s life. Do even more by becoming a qualified STOP THE BLEED® trainer and help others to be ready.

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