Install Life-Saving Bleeding Control Kits on UCF Campus

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"The only thing more tragic than a death is one that could have been prevented."  That is the motto of the Stop the Bleed campaign, a nationwide initiative started in 2012 to educate and train the public on how to control life-threatening bleeding with the use of tourniquets and pressure application.  In addition to education and training, Stop the Bleed offers hemorrhage control kits that can be mounted on walls in buildings, classrooms, and public spaces.

In an active shooter or explosive event, medical response to victims is delayed until the scene is clear and bystanders become the first responders.  A victim can die needlessly from uncontrolled bleeding in as little as five minutes.  However, with timely tourniquet placement the chance of dying from an extremity wound is virtually zero, and the ability to apply pressure increases the probability of survival after any traumatic bleeding injury.

We believe that with the right training and the right tools, every UCF student and staff member can provide life-saving intervention.

Stop the Bleed and the trauma team at Orlando Regional Medical Center have already taken the lead by providing bleeding-control training to nearly 100 UCF students free of charge. Stop the Bleed will continue these ongoing efforts until every student, teacher, administrator or staff member has the opportunity to learn these life-saving techniques. 

***We urge the UCF administration to join us in this effort by installing hemorrhage control kits alongside each wall-mounted defibrillator (AED) on campus.***

As the largest university in the country, UCF has a unique opportunity to be a shining example of progress and innovation in the fight against these tragedies.

Please sign this petition and help save lives.

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