The 2023 STOP THE BLEED® Project Launches

The STOP THE BLEED® Project’s sole purpose is to engage the public to learn about the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. From experience, we know that once people find out about how many lives are lost due to traumatic bleeding and that many of these lives could have been saved, if only someone knew what to do before professional help arrived, they want to learn bleeding control techniques and to become properly equipped to take action if tragedy strikes.

The Project has developed a variety of programs to accomplish its mission, starting with STOP THE BLEED® Day, now in its fifth year. This year’s slate of programs includes an expanded Grant Program, with grants up to $100,000 and the Scholarship Program, which has awarded over $150,000 to date. The application period for both is now open and runs until May 31, 2023.

Our vibrant Ambassador program continues to grow with Ambassadors now in 75 countries. This program is designed for people who are passionate about the campaign, providing them with resources and tools to engage their communities.

STOP THE BLEED® Day takes place each year during EMS Week, reflecting the synergy we have with the EMS community. This year, STOP THE BLEED® Day is on May 25, 2023 - please mark your calendar and plan to participate in our popular social media campaign that day, Raise Your Hand! It’s a great way to engage your community about STOP THE BLEED® - why it matters and what people can do.

The Project relies upon a growing number of partners to propel its work and we’re lucky to have more and more terrific organizations joining our effort, including the following:

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

We encourage everyone to learn how to save someone’s life from blood loss. We encourage organizations to learn how to prepare themselves so that their communities are ready if tragedy strikes.

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