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Monday, February 26, 2018 - 'Stop the Bleed' campaign makes its way into area schools

Teachers and other school faculty members in New Orleans could soon learn how to put on a tourniquet or apply dressing to a bleeding wound, under a program being taught by local hospitals.

"Many people don't know, but in some of these school shootings a lot of these bleeding deaths were actually preventable by bystanders that could have stepped in," said Dr. Chrissy Guidry, a trauma surgeon at UMC.

"If they would have known what to do, they could have stopped the bleeding," Guidry added.

Guidry presented the "Stop the Bleed" program to the Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday (Feb. 22), requesting their support and "blessing" to provide the course in the city's schools. 

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