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Hendrick Medical Center encourages public to learn to “Stop the Bleed”

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A person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, which makes it difficult for emergency medical responders to arrive fast enough to control bleeding and save lives. In response to increased gun violence and mass casualty events across the country, the national Stop the Bleed campaign was created. Hendrick Medical Center is encouraging and offering training to improve survival from life-threatening bleeding.

“No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene,” said Lacy Milford, trauma manager at Hendrick Medical Center. “A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.”

To learn more about the campaign, visit For more information about training, please call 325-670-3345.