STOP THE BLEED®: Choosing The Right Bleeding Control Kit

STOP THE BLEED®: Choosing The Right Bleeding Control Kit

STOP THE BLEED®: Choosing The Right Bleeding Control Kit

Basic first aid is something everyone should know, but is it enough?

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for life’s uncertainties, which is why bleeding control kits are becoming about as popular as basic first aid. Given the limitations of a typical first aid kit, purpose-made kits for bleeding fill in gaps in immediate care that many people don’t realize exist until an incident occurs.

What is a Bleeding Control Kit?

A bleeding control kit is not the same as a first aid kit. Instead of containing things like bandages, ointments, and ice packs, a bleeding control kit offers trauma support for severe injuries. 

Gunshot wounds, stabbings, auto accidents, and other types of traumas can be life-threatening if bleeding isn’t stopped in time. These kits come with specialized tools designed to stop heavy hemorrhaging. They’re common fixtures in first responder vehicles, but bystanders can also purchase and learn to use these kits. We’re advocating for them to also be available in public spaces, such as libraries, schools, offices, municipal facilities, and anywhere where a crowd may gather.

In today’s climate, where mass shootings and violent outbreaks are more common than they were decades ago, it’s time to rethink our approach to public safety. Adding bleeding control kits to more public spaces and personal belongings ensure more immediate access to life-saving tools.

Best Bleeding Control Kits to Buy

Bleeding control kits are available for purchase by the public, not just for first responders and medical facilities. Here are the best bleeding control kits we recommend:

First up, True Rescue’s Bleeding Control Kit. Even with no formal responder training, users have access to sophisticated, proven tools to stop heavy bleeding. This kit comes in four variations, with the most basic containing a tourniquet, wound dressing, packing gauze, gloves, a survival blanket, trauma shear, marker, and instructions. Each level above the basic adds additional supplies.

For organizations, businesses, medical service providers, or families that enjoy a discount, we recommend the True Rescue Premium Rounded Bleeding Control Bundle. Each bundle includes six individual kits with a lineup of supplies similar to the aforementioned basic Bleeding Control Kit, as well as a small storage cabinet and flexible 3D wall sign. Designed for use in public spaces, the bundle makes it easy to display and provide access to bleeding control kits in moments of need.

STOP THE BLEED®, Save a Life

No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they need a bleeding control kit. But if that moment ever comes for you, you’d be thankful to those who had the foresight to purchase one and help to save your life. 

The American College of Surgeons started the STOP THE BLEED® program and have trained over 1.5 million people to stop bleeding on a severely injured person. By leveling up your basic first aid knowledge, you could one day become someone’s real-life hero.

Shop our collection of bleeding control kits today — STOP THE BLEED®, save a life.

Brian Graddon
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Brian Graddon

Brian is a former Firefighter Paramedic who also worked as a SWAT Medic, Engineer, and Captain over a 15-year career. Brian is devoted to providing life-saving information based on his first hand experience in life-saving application of tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, chest seals and other bleeding control products.

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