National "STOP THE BLEED" Day is May 23rd

It is currently one of the largest public health initiatives in the United States

May 6, 2019

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Dr. Matthew Neal is a trauma surgeon and research scientist who teaches STOP THE BLEED seminars.

National STOP THE BLEED Day is May 23rd.  It is currently one of the largest public health initiatives in the United States.  

National STOP THE BLEED Day is critically important, because incidents, like mass shootings or natural disasters, along with everyday accidents, whether on the playground, the freeway, or in the kitchen could expose people to bleeding out.  

The campaign’s purpose is to increase public awareness and encourage people and organizations across the United States to get trained with life-saving STOP THE BLEED techniques.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.