Stop the Bleed is one of our nation’s largest public health campaigns designed to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Its goal is to save lives by training people across the country how to stop traumatic bleeding.

Everyone can learn to save a life.

Why does this matter?

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.

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National Stop the Bleed Day is supported by the Department of Defense, the American College of Surgeons, the Department of Homeland Security and many other organizations across the country.




What is National Stop the Bleed Day?

Every great cause needs a day for people and organizations supporting it to rally around. Stop the Bleed is one of the nation’s largest public health campaigns (more on that below) and already has many terrific organizations and people supporting it in a variety of grass roots ways. National Stop the Bleed Day is designed to provide a platform for all of them to create awareness of the campaign and to engage new people and organizations to join the cause.

National Stop the Bleed Day is a campaign that starts now and peaks on May 21, 2020, the officially designated National Stop the Bleed Day. There are a number of activities and announcements planned for May 21, 2020 with some of them starting right away and building up to that day.



UConn Stop the Bleed Ambassador:

Justin Pedneault