National Stop the Bleed Day


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National Stop the Bleed Day
The national campaign focuses on bystander education about bleeding control during the critical period before first responder arrival.  

BleedBy now you know the statistics: The number-one preventable cause of death from trauma is severe bleeding, and 20 percent of people who died could have survived with bleeding control.

March 31st is "Stop the Bleed Day," and a good time to stress the importance of preventing deaths by slowing and stopping uncontrolled bleeding caused by traumatic injuries. Bystanders play a key role in interventions requiring a timely response, such as bleeding control and use of AEDs.  

Stop the Bleed Day gives us a good reminder of how important public education is in helping to save lives. This national event provides an opportunity to reach out to your community to build on the year-round community education EMS services provide nationwide. To learn more about events in your area, or to share news about an event you are hosting, please visit the National Stop the Bleed Day website

In addition to encouraging public outreach and education efforts, the Office of EMS supports the development of tools and resources for EMS systems related to bleeding control, including a webinar-based article about evidence-based prehospital guidelines for external hemorrhage control, an infographic about deaths by trauma, and a research article which measures the success of public education methods - a study conducted through a U.S. Department of Defense grant to the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health.

To learn more about all of the local, state and national entities engaged in this effort, and to find additional information and resources, please visit