May 2, 2023

ACS: May is national STOP THE BLEED month

Editor's Note

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced May 1 that throughout the month of May it will promote STOP THE BLEED in collaboration with the Chicago Cubs, City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), and programming to educate and empower the public to learn simple bleeding control techniques that can save lives.

STOP THE BLEED was launched in October 2015 and is operated under a licensing agreement with the Department of Defense. So far, in 2023, 19 states have introduced legislation pertaining to the program. Since the program began, more than 2.6 million people have been trained in these life-saving skills, ACS says.


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