The interactive program, “Stop the Bleed,” will be offered in two
sessions on Saturday, March 30. Participants can register for either
The first session will run from 10 to noon; the second session runs
from 1 to 3 p.m. Seating is limited to 60 participants each session.
"An injury can cause a person to bleed to death in less than five
minutes," said Jenn Davis, director of emergency medical services at
Memorial Medical Center. "Life-threatening bleeds can happen at
home, at work or in the community from either a natural or
intentional wound. This course will help participants learn how to
act immediately to save themselves or someone else."
Participants can be any age and should dress for active
participation. Each participant will receive a free emergency kit
with tourniquet, thanks to a grant from the Memorial Medical Center
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The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) is at 228 W. Miller St.,
at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is
available in the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter
The Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department and the Southern Illinois
Trauma Center, based at Memorial, are the event's sponsors.
To register, visit MemorialMedical. com/Events.
[Micheal Leathers, Memorial Health