London Hearts is working with councils to place Stop the Bleed boxes across England to ensure communities are equipped to deal with major injuries, wounds and trauma.
◦ Ten people on average are caught with blades EVERY DAY on the streets of London.
◦ In the year ending March 2020, there were around 46,000 (selected) offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales.
◦ London recorded the highest rate of 179 offences involving a knife per 100,000 population 2019/20, a slight increase on a rate of 169 in 2018/19.
When someone suffers a serious bleed, they are likely to lose blood rapidly, and will require treatment immediately. Bystander intervention could make the difference between life and death. While waiting for paramedics, a Bleed Control Kit can be used by any lay person, bystander or trained medic with the means to immediately control loss of blood in a medical emergency.
The lightweight pack is fully portable for versatile storage including bleed cabinet boxes, inside a vehicle, or alongside your other medical/first aid equipment.
The pack also includes basic instructions for the lay person to have a straightforward understanding of the equipment included, and where/how to use.
1 x Bleeding Control Carry Pouch
1 x Compressed Gauze
1 x 4”Emergency Bandage with D Closure System
1 x Trauma Shears
1 Pair of Nitrile Examination Gloves
1 x Sterile Absorbent Pad 40cm x 20cm
Get in touch with London Hearts to discuss how we can help your community obtain this lifesaving kit.