Nebraska Community Blood Bank to Offer Free Stop the Bleed Training in Omaha
Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB; ncbb.org) is proud to offer free Stop the Bleed training to the public in partnership with Nebraska Medicine. Trainings are held at NCBB’s donor center at 12100 Pacific St. in Omaha.
One in seven people entering a hospital need a blood transfusion, and donors with NCBB supply nearly all of the blood used by Nebraska hospital patients, but the need for blood can occur anywhere, not just where medical care is immediately available, and the ability to recognize and effectively stop life-threatening bleeding is vital.
“Any help that a bystander could give can often make the difference between life and death before EMS arrives. With the right training, you can help save lives,” says Marjorie VanRiper, Nebraska Medicine trauma injury prevention and education coordinator.
This is why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed the Stop the Bleed program. Stop the Bleed training empowers you to act quickly in emergency situations and take initial steps to stop uncontrolled bleeding. Almost anyone can learn these techniques, which can save and sustain someone’s life before medical help arrives.
Visit NCBB.org/Bleed for details and to register. You can also sign up to donate blood or sponsor a blood drive at your organization and help save even more lives in the community!