CHI Health Mercy Hospital - Council Bluffs


CHI Health Mercy Hospital is teaming to help those first on the scene know how to stop bleeding after a traumatic injury. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before a professional arrives. Each donation made today will be used to purchase Stop the Bleed kits to be distributed in Pottawattamie County.

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Address: 800 Mercy Dr.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.

Launched in October 2015 by the White House and US Department of Homeland Security, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before a professional arrives.

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs spearheaded Stop the Bleed training in Pottawattamie County for the past year. To date, Mercy has trained over 225 people, including local students and teachers, community college resident advisers, emergency preparedness teams, fire departments, rescue teams, business owners, and citizens, how to stop the bleed.

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs wants to provide a Stop the Bleed kit to as many people as possible. The kits provide the critical medical tools necessary to provide immediate life saving treatment and can easily be stored in a person's car, purse, briefcase, home, or office.

Each donation made today will be used to purchase Stop the Bleed kits to be distributed in Pottawattamie County.

Your donation helps us stop the bleed and save a life. Please give today and help Mercy stop the bleed in our community.