The 2022 STOP THE BLEED® Project Launches

The STOP THE BLEED® Project is a public/private collaboration involving a wide range of non-profit organizations, government agencies, companies and individuals working to create more public awareness of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and the importance of learning how to stop traumatic bleeding.  This year, STOP THE BLEED® Day is May 19, 2022 (Save a Life Day during EMS Week).

STOP THE BLEED® Day will provide a number of activities the public and interested organizations can participate in, including the Raise Your Hand social media campaign and the Time to Train initiative.  In addition to these, there are several programs that are available to the public and interested organizations.

STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program

This program consists of two types of scholarships. Now in its 4th year, National Scholarships offer high school students an opportunity to write an essay or make a video about the importance of STOP THE BLEED®.  For the 2nd year in a row, Frontline Family Scholarships are open to any high school student whose parent or guardian has been working on the frontlines since the pandemic began, including supply chain and food service workers, EMS, nurse/healthcare personnel, teachers, police, firefighters and those serving in the military. Scholarship winners will receive a monetary award and the high school they attend will receive free Department of Defense approved STOP THE BLEED® kits. Visit the Scholarship Page for more information or to apply.

The STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit Grant Program

This program provides STOP THE BLEED® Training Kits to organizations conducting approved STOP THE BLEED® training courses or that 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, non-profit organizations, civic groups, faith-based organizations). Visit the Training Kit Grant page for more information or to 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.  

Visit the Ambassador Page for more information or to 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.  Properly trained, anyone can STOP THE BLEED® until professional help arrives.

Experts say it takes between:

  • 3 - 5 minutes to die from severe bleeding.
  • 7 -10 minutes is the average EMS response time.

The STOP THE BLEED® Project is a national initiative with support across public and private sector organizations and individuals committed to saving lives.  The Project is supported by over 100 organizations, including the following:

  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Stop the Bleed Coalition
  • American College of Surgeons
  • The American College of Emergency Physicians
  • The American Heart Association
  • The American Red Cross

To learn more about the STOP THE BLEED® Project, visit

You can also follow the campaign on social media using #STOPTHEBLEED.

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