National Stop the Bleed Day, March 31, 2018

The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20% of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.

National Stop The Bleed Day brings Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a day of training. Free of charge in many places. Go to to find a class.

Locally, Columbia Safety will be holding a Stop the Bleed class on Saturday, March 31st from 5pm-7pm for only $10. There is another Stop the Bleed scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th from 7pm – 9pm, though it is not yet open for registration.

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