Stop the Bleed®

A bleeding emergency can occur anywhere, anytime.

Sadly, accidents happen, as do natural disasters and mass casualty events. Stop the Bleed® is a national awareness campaign developed by The Department of Homeland Security in an effort to reduce the number of deaths caused by bleeding. The campaign is intended to encourage bystanders to be ready for a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

A victim experiencing traumatic bleeding can die in less than five minutes.* No matter how fast emergency responders arrive on the scene, bystanders will always be there first.

How Can You Help?


If you’re a First Responder…

Organize outreach campaigns to educate your community about Stop the Bleed®. Hold training sessions, and empower bystanders to help those in need.


If you’re an individual who wants to be prepared…

Educate yourself on the Stop the Bleed® initiative, and keep bleeding control supplies in your car or travel bag. You can also take a course in your area to become better prepared in case of an emergency.


If you work around people…

If you work in an office, school, church, event venue or other facility that draws people in, being prepared is critical. Talk to your safety or security personnel about placing Stop the Bleed® kits near AEDs and first aid kits.

Become Empowered to Save Lives with Curaplex® Stop the Bleed® Kits

Emergency Medical Products has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to offer officially licensed Stop the Bleed kits. Curaplex® Stop the Bleed® kits come with life-saving tools like tourniquets, bandages and gauze, that can be used to help stop severe bleeding. See various kit options below.

For more information on the Stop the Bleed® campaign and Curaplex® Stop the Bleed® kits, download our ebook.

Help Stop Traumatic Bleeding

If you find yourself in a situation where you can help a bleeding victim, time is of the essence. Follow the three steps below to the best of your ability. Your assistance could mean the difference between life and death.

1. Apply Pressure

Find where the bleeding is coming from and apply firm, steady pressure.

2. Apply Dressing and Press

Apply firm, steady pressure to the bleeding site with bandage or clothing.

3. Apply Tourniquet

Place a tourniquet as high on the extremity as possible above the wound.