ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), is proud to announce that his resolution to make May 2022, Stop the Bleed Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Stop the Bleed Month, has passed unanimously. The National Stop the Bleed Campaign is a call to action, due to the likelihood of a person dying from blood loss within five minutes making it important to stop the blood loss as quickly as possible.
Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46, the top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding:
- 20% of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control
- 35% of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss
- 80% of victims in a mass casualty event are transported to the hospital by members of the public
The National Stop the Bleed Campaign increases awareness of the American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed program and its goal is to connect Bleeding Control instructors with interested citizens throughout the month of May 2022 and specifically during the American College of Emergency Physician's EMS Week, May 15-21, 2022.
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated. “Once again for 2022, I was able to introduce and pass the Stop The Bleed Month resolution in the State Assembly. Stop the Bleed training has proven to be an effective tool in educating the public in order to better assist them with saving lives. I will continue my work in partnering with government agencies, advocates, and community members across our state and region to increase awareness and train the public for emergency situations.”