Today, March 31, 2018 is National Stop the Bleed Day. Most often a life can be saved if the bleeding is properly stopped. To stop the bleeding, use the ABC's of Bleeding A- Alert. Call 911 or instruct someone to call B- Bleeding- find the bleeding and access. Is it spurting? Pooling? C- Compression- to stop the bleeding - Cover the wound with a cloth and apply pressure OR -Use a tourniquet OR -Pack the wound then apply pressure Always use BOTH hands when applying pressure and use straight arms, heel of your hand and press directly on the wound. These are the basics of stopping the bleed. This is a Nationwide program and you can find information, videos and much information on the link below. BleedingControl.org Knowing how to stop the bleed can save a life.