A community-wide Stop the Bleed event will be held on May 29 to teach people how to stop bleeding in the event of a trauma.  The leading cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding.

The UW Health event will be held at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue, from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 29.

Physicians and trauma specialists from UW Health and the Regional Trauma Advisory Committee will be on hand to demonstrate techniques to stop bleeding.

UW Health joined Stop the Bleed last year.  It’s a nationwide effort to empower the public to know what to do to stop serious bleeding in an emergency.

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