For Immediate Release:
Lori Mabry, Georgia Trauma Foundation Director
404-990-2980 or lori@georgiatraumafoundation.org

STOP THE BLEED – GEORGIA’S RESPONSE

ATLANTA, Ga. (October 3, 2017) – Today, the Georgia Trauma Foundation, along with the Georgia Trauma Commission, the Georgia Socienty of the American College of Surgeons, and the Georgia Committee on Trauma, offer our condolences to the city of Las Vegas and those suffering from the country’s worst mass shooting incident in its history. With these tragic events becoming more prevalent in our society, many are left looking for a way to prepare and respond.

Earlier this year, our organizations collaboratively launched the nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign in Georgia that puts knowledge gained by first responders and our military into the hands of the public to help save lives by stopping uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. If bleeding is severe, it can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators (AED), improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding can be the difference between life and death for an injured person. Currently the campaign has been funded to train and equip all Georgia Public Schools with bleeding control kits, but our efforts don’t stop there. Our goal is to build resilience by educating and empowering all citizens to be aware of the simple steps that can be taken to stop or slow life threatening bleeding.

For more information on these and how you can get involved in the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, please visit www.georgiatraumafoundation.org/stopthebleed.