GNA senior class participates in “Stop the Bleed”



On February 26, 2019, Greater Nanticoke Area seniors had the chance to take part in the “Stop the Bleed” campaign.

“Stop the Bleed” is a campaign which began after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The initiative is meant to give participants have a higher chance of surviving gunshot and stab wounds by teaching possible bystanders how to stop the victim(s) from bleeding out. This information may be crucial to saving a victim’s life, as first respondents to a 9-1-1 call typically arrive at the scene of a crime within five to ten minutes—the average time necessary for one to bleed out.

Many places around the United States have adopted the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, including (but not limited to) work, school, and even some police forces.

“Stop the Bleed” is also training people in 89 other countries.

Photos courtesy of: Jordan Spencer and Jasmyne Morgans