Medical City McKinney donated more than 70 Stop the Bleed kits to Anna High School on Thursday, October 12. Members of the hospital’s trauma team will instruct teachers on how to quickly stop life-threatening blood loss due to injury later this month during the school’s teacher in-service.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to educate bystanders on how to stop a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The kit contains pressure dressing, gauze, shears, a tourniquet, and a simple guide on how to stop the bleed.
“A person can die from blood loss within minutes,” said Mike Mixson, Medical City McKinney trauma services director. “But if a bystander is familiar with how to control the bleeding until first responders arrive, they can save a person’s life.”