The STOP THE BLEED® Project is a public / private collaboration involving a wide range of non-profit organizations, government agencies, companies and individuals working to create more public awareness of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and the importance of learning how to stop traumatic bleeding.
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 offer high school students an opportunity to write an essay or make a video about the importance of STOP THE BLEED®. Frontline Family Scholarships are open to any high school student whose parent or guardian has been working on the frontlines since the pandemic began, including supply chain and food service workers, EMS, nurse / healthcare personnel, teachers, police, firefighters and those serving in the military. Scholarship winners will receive a monetary award and the high school they attend will receive free Department of Defense approved STOP THE BLEED® kits. Visit the Scholarship for more information or to apply.
The Scholarship Program is one of a number of programs offered by the STOP THE BLEED® Project. Other programs include:
STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit Grant Program (schools are eligible to apply)
The first ever STOP THE BLEED® Trainathon (takes place in May 2022)
STOP THE BLEED® Day (May 19, 2022)
STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador Program
Raise Your Hand!
Why it Matters
STOP THE BLEED® is a public health initiative aimed at directly saving lives. Through efforts to increase public awareness and encourage people and organizations across the United States to get trained with life-saving STOP THE BLEED® techniques, people can be ready to take action and stop everyday instances of life-threatening bleeding in their homes and communities. In many cases, death from blood loss 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 with support across public and private sector organizations and individuals committed to saving lives. The Project is supported by over 100 organizations, including the following:
United States Department of Defense
Stop the Bleed 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
STOP THE BLEED® Project National Spokespersons
The Project’s National Spokespersons are well versed in 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 others:
Lacey Newman, Wife, Mother, and 2017 Las Vegas Shooting Survivor and STOP THE BLEED® Ambassador. She stars in STOP THE BLEED®’s Public Service Announcement (PSA), which is available for broadcast. One version of the PSA is viewable here: Lacey Newman STOP THE BLEED® PSA: 30.
Dr. Matthew Levy, Board Chair of the Stop the Bleed Coalition
Dr. Levy is Chair of the Stop the Bleed Coalition, a nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for the importance of bleeding control programs and education. Dr. Levy is a board certified Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services physician. He has also been a contributor to some of the landmark articles on Stop the Bleed. He is regarded for his expertise in out of hospital, disaster and tactical medicine, and the training of 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 STOP THE BLEED® spokesperson. He is the Roberta G. Simmons Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a celebrated trauma surgeon and research scientist who teaches STOP THE BLEED® seminars, and a member of the American College of Surgeons.