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Nebraska Community Blood Bank

12100 Pacific Street

Omaha, NE 68154

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In the event of an active shooter or mass casualty event, bystanders have the power to save lives. Nebraska Community Blood Bank is partnering with Nebraska Medicine for a FREE Stop the Bleed Training event on Thursday, October 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Nebraska Community Blood Bank donor center in Omaha located at 120th and Pacific. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to attend.

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign created in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Evaluation of the 20 children and six teachers killed revealed that many of deaths could have been prevented if their bleeding could have been controlled at the scene. No matter how rapid the arrival of medical professionals is, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Stop the Bleed training empowers individuals to act quickly and help save lives.

Those who take part in the training will:

  • Learn to identify life-threatening wounds
  • Learn best practices for treating injuries until medical help can arrive
  • Hear real-life experiences from people who have been first on a scene
  • Practice techniques through hands-on training.

Trauma experts will offer participants hands-on practice in pressure control, packing a wound and applying tourniquets.

The training is free, but those who wish to attend are encouraged to register online.

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