Bryan Health, blood bank teach people how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Community Blood Bank and Bryan Health partnered on Tuesday for an event preparing bystanders for mass-casualty events.

“Stop the Bleed,” a nationally recognized campaign, was started to prevent deaths caused by bleeding on the scene of mass casualty events like the New York City subway shooting.

According to Bryan Health, a person can die from blood loss within minutes without the proper care. This training aims to combat that.

Volunteer trainer Gary Binder believes that the training will be the difference between life and death for those in need of medical attention.

“Stop the Bleed is like having a fire extinguisher, and you pray and hope you’ll never have to use it,” he said. “I believe that if we can do better and take care of each other out there, then our chances of survival are better.”

Stop the Bleed has several other training sessions available in Lincoln throughout this year.

People who are interested in attending should register here.

Anyone 14 and up is allowed to attend, and the next training session will be May 23 at Bryan Health’s west campus.

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