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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 14, 2019 10:35 AM
From: Representative Martina A. White
To: All House members
Subject: Memorializing Stop the Bleed Campaign
I will be introducing a resolution designating May as a month-long observance of the "Stop the Bleed" campaign and designating May 23rd as "Stop the Bleed" day in the Commonwealth.

Launched nationally in 2015, the "Stop the Bleed" campaign trains the public in simple hemorrhage control techniques that could save lives in an accident, mass shooting, or terrorist attack. This resolution encourages all Pennsylvania citizens to participate in the "Stop the Bleed" initiative and learn more about the importance of bleeding control measures.

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths. Approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences, establishing hemorrhage as the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

The average time to bleed out is two to five minutes. The average time for first responders to arrive is seven to ten minutes. Bystanders can fill the gap with "Stop the Bleed."

Please join me in cosponsoring this resolution which encourages civilians to learn a basic lifesaving skill that can truly make the difference in an emergency situation.

Introduced as HR352