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'Stop the Bleed' school response program making a difference in 250 regional schools

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Memorial Health taught life-saving techniques to faculty and staff at Islands High School on Friday.

"Stop the Bleed" is a school response program funded by the state of Georgia. In return, trauma centers provide the training and education.

"The whole idea is to try to control the bleeding as much as you can so you can get the patient to the hospital alive," said Frank Davis, Trauma Surgeon, Southside Medical Director. "We're going to teach at least 10-12 administrators from each school to learn."

"How to use these bleeding control kits so that if something like a mass shooting does happen at their school, that anyone can help to render care," said Amanda Ramirez, Memorial Trauma Services Department.

With "Stop the Bleed," kits will be placed inside 250 schools in our region alone.

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