Franklin, NC (October 20, 2021) – Mission Health has made a significant donation to provide
preparedness for area schools by giving 180 Stop the Bleed kits to the Macon County school
Stop the Bleed (STB) is a national initiative begun in 2011 as a way to heighten the public’s awareness of, and ability to respond to, immediate life threats posed by major arterial bleeding.
“Mission Health is proud to be part of a community effort to stop preventable deaths by supplying our schools with these lifesaving kits and with training to use them from our Mission
Trauma Team,” said Greg Lowe, President, HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division. More than 4,300 kits at a cost of almost $200,000 are being given by Mission Health to schools in Buncombe, Macon, Mitchell and McDowell counties.
Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and
empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. These kits are
designed to be used by anyone present at an emergency to stop or significantly slow loss of
blood at the point of injury.
The Macon County School staff members have undergone this lifesaving training with the
Mission Trauma Team at no cost.
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