May is National Stop the Bleed Month

Bleeding from unintentional trauma is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and across the world. Approximately 20,000 to 30,000 die each year from bleeding that could have been controlled. Stop the Bleed is a bystander first-aid training program that gives the general public the knowledge and skills they need to save a life.

National Stop the Bleed Month is an international public awareness campaign.

Stop the Bleed is a bystander bleeding control program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with the goal of reducing the number of Americans dying each year from potentially survivable bleeding. National Stop the Bleed Month is a grassroots public awareness campaign to increase participation in bystander bleeding control education and access to bleeding control kits in public spaces.

We are proudly endorsed by the American College of Surgeons, the Department of Homeland Security, FirstCare Provider, and EMS.gov.

The fate of the wounded rests with the one who applies the first dressing

Dr. Nicholas Senn, 1897

Get Involved

Get involved with National Stop the Bleed Month by taking a bleeding control class near you, teaching a bleeding control class in your community, or hosting a bleeding control class at your business or venue.

Sponsors of
NSTBM 2021

National Stop the Bleed Month is supported by the following commercial organizations. Visit each company to see how they are helping to stop the bleed!

North American Rescue
SAM Medical
Tactical Medical Solutions
RevMedX