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K-State Today

December 12, 2018

Stop the Bleed kits now available on Manhattan campus

Submitted by Michael Bear

Stop the Bleed kits have been placed with every publicly available automated external defibrillator, or AED, on the K-State Manhattan campus.

The kits are made possible thanks to the generous donation of R. Clay Harvey, M.D., of Topeka, and a partnership between the Office of the President and the Kansas State University Police Department.

Stop the Bleed kits contain the supplies needed to control life-threatening bleeding until first responders can arrive to render aid. Life-threatening bleeding can result from any number of traumas including car accidents, work-related injuries and active violence incidents. Traumatic bleeding is one of the leading causes of death for people under the age of 46 and it's possible for a person to bleed to death in less than five minutes. By placing Stop the Bleed kits with AEDs, people can access emergency supplies for life-threatening conditions from a single location.

For more information regarding Stop the Bleed training, contact Michael Bear, emergency management coordinator, at mlbear@k-state.edu.

To locate an AED, consult the safety map in the LiveSafe app. LiveSafe is free for all members of the university community to download.

To register:

  1. Download the app from iTunes or Google Play (search for "LiveSafe" with the blue shield icon).
  2. Fill in your name and contact information.
  3. Select "Kansas State University" as your school.

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