Free Stop the Bleed Training Offered in Nebraska
In today’s world it is becoming increasingly important for individuals to be trained in the basics of life-saving techniques, such as how to properly use a tourniquet and apply pressure to wounds. That’s why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed the Stop the Bleed Program.
Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB; www.ncbb.org) knows how important saving lives is; our blood donors help us do it every day. 1 in 7 people who enter the hospital need blood. Depending on the severity of an accident, a single trauma patient may use many units of blood. Patients at Bryan Trauma Center, as well as other Southeast Nebraska hospitals, rely on NCBB to be there with the right type of blood they need.
That’s why NCBB, in partnership with Bryan Trauma Center, is hosting free Stop the Bleed training. No matter how rapid the arrival of medical professionals, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Stop the Bleed training empowers individuals to act quickly to help save lives and control excessive bleeding.
Trainings are held monthly and are hosted at NCBB’s 84th and O donor center in Lincoln. They are free and open to the public; attendees outside of the Lincoln area are always welcome. To find out more information or to register, visit NCBB.ORG/bleed. You can also sign up to be a blood donor or to sponsor a blood drive while attending Stop the Bleed training.