National STOP THE BLEED® Day is May 20 – Scholarships and Grants Are Available

The National STOP THE BLEED® Day project has announced that May 20 is National STOP THE BLEED® Day. In addition, the application period for the STOP THE BLEED® Frontline Families Scholarships is open until May 8 and the application period for the Training Kit Grant Program is open until May 10. Recipients will be announced on National STOP THE BLEED® Day.

The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program
This year, the National STOP THE BLEED® Day project includes an expanded scholarship program for high school students. The scholarships offer high school students an opportunity to write an essay or make a video about the importance of STOP THE BLEED®. New for this year, the Frontline Families Scholarships are open to any high school student whose parent or guardian has been working on the frontlines since the pandemic began, including firefighters, EMS, supply chain and food service workers, nurse/healthcare personnel, teachers, police, and those serving in the military. Scholarship winners will receive a monetary award and the high school they attend will receive free STOP THE BLEED® kits. Learn more and apply.

The STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit Grant Program
The STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit grant program provides the STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit to organizations conducting the American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® training course or are planning to do so. These kits are valued at $1,000 and are a best-in-class set of training tools for in person training. Applications are open to eligible U.S. based organizations (government entities, schools, nonprofit organizations, civic groups, faith-based organizations). Learn more and apply.

The STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador Program
STOP THE BLEED® Ambassadors play an important role in helping to grow the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. The campaign is seeking individuals who are passionate about STOP THE BLEED® and are willing to spend extra time and effort to help create awareness about the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and how anyone can learn to be prepared to save a life. Learn more and apply.

Why it Matters
STOP THE BLEED® is a public health initiative aimed at directly saving lives. Through efforts to increase public awareness and encourage people and organizations across the United States to get trained with life-saving STOP THE BLEED® techniques, people can be ready to take action and stop everyday instances of life-threatening bleeding in their homes and communities. In many cases, death from blood loss is preventable. Experts say it takes between 3-5 minutes to die from severe bleeding, while the average EMS response time is 7-10 minutes. Properly trained, anyone can STOP THE BLEED® until professional help arrives.

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