The STOP THE BLEED® Project is a public/private collaboration involving a wide range of non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses and individuals working to increase public awareness of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and to the importance of learning to stop bleeding trauma.
One of its most popular programs is the STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program, now in its fourth year. This program consists of two types of scholarships. National Scholarships provide high school students with the opportunity to write an essay or make a video about the importance of STOP THE BLEED®. The Frontline Family Scholarships are open to any high school student whose parent or guardian has worked on the front lines since the start of the pandemic, including supply chain and food service workers, EMS , nurses/healthcare personnel, teachers, police, firefighters and those serving in the military. Scholarship recipients will receive a monetary award and the high school they attend will receive free Department of Defense-approved STOP THE BLEED® kits. Visit the scholarships page for more information or to apply.
The scholarship program is one of the many programs offered by the STOP THE BLEED® project. Other programs include:
STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit Grant Program (schools can apply)
The very first STOP THE BLEED® Trainathon (takes place in May 2022)
STOP THE BLEED® Day (May 19, 2022)
STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador Program
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why is it important
STOP THE BLEED® is a public health initiative aimed at directly saving lives. Through efforts to raise awareness and encourage people and organizations across the United States to train in life-saving STOP THE BLEED® techniques, people can be prepared to take action and stop the daily cases of life-threatening bleeding. in their homes and communities. In many cases, death from hemorrhage 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 supported by public and private sector organizations and individuals committed to saving lives. The project is supported by more than 100 organizations, including the following:
United States Department of Defense
Stop the Bleeding Coalition
American College of Surgeons
United States Department of Homeland Security
The American Red Cross
The American Heart Association
The American College of Emergency Physicians
National spokespersons for the STOP THE BLEED® project
National spokespersons for the project are familiar with the campaign and collectively have been covered by a wide variety of media, including The New Yorker Magazine, NPR, The Dr. Oz Show and many more:
Lacey Newman, Wife, mother and survivor of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and STOP THE BLEED® ambassador. She stars in the STOP THE BLEED® Public Service Announcement (PSA), which is available for broadcast. A version of the PSA can be viewed here: Lacey Newman STOP THE BLEED® PSA:30.
Dr Matthew Levy, Chairman of the Board of the Stop the Bleed Coalition
Dr. Levy is President of the Stop the Bleed Coalition, a non-profit organization that educates and advocates for the importance of bleed control programs and education. Dr. Levy is a Board Certified Physician in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. He has also contributed to some of the featured articles on Stop the Bleed. He is renowned for his expertise in community medicine, disaster and tactical medicine, as well as training EMS personnel.
Dr. Matthew Neal, Roberta G. Simmons Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Neal is a prominent spokesperson for STOP THE BLEED®. He is the Roberta G. Simmons Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a renowned trauma surgeon and research scientist who teaches STOP THE BLEED® seminars, and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons.