May is National Stop the Bleed Month

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.

May is National Stop the Bleed Month, bringing Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a month of training – free of charge in many places. Go to to find a class.

Locally, Columbia Safety in Kennewick will be holding a Stop the Bleed class on Thursday, April 18th from 5pm-7pm for free (suggested donation of $10). It looks like one that was scheduled for this month has been removed from the calendar.

Additionally, on Saturday March 30th, Dr. Jacobo Rivero will be teaching a free stop the bleed class three times in Prosser.

Saturday, March 30th

Training Times Available:
•  8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
•  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
•  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Call 786-6601 to RSVP for the March 30th classes. Space is limited.

Location: PMH Vineyard Conference Room
723 Memorial St, Prosser, WA

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