STUDLEY now has a life-saving Bleed Control Kit thanks to a successful community fund-raising campaign, writes Aimee Lempriere.
The kit was unveiled at Studley Sports and Social Club last Wednesday.
The Bleed Control Kit designed by The Daniel Baird Foundation is the first kit to be placed within the village and is housed alongside the Entaco’s Public Access Defibrillator.
Both of these kits are able to be accessed when calling 999 and speaking with the West Midlands Ambulance Service’s (WMAS) Emergency Operations Centre.
Tim Cronin said: “Bleed Control Kits can help stop major blood loss in the first vital minutes before the ambulance service arrives and contains equipment such as, trauma dressings, haemostatic gauze, chest seals and tourniquets which member of the public can use.
“It’s fantastic to see Studley Sports and Social Club and its local community raise the funds for this life-saving piece of equipment.”
Studley also plans to arrange community sessions on CPR and bleed kit awareness sessions in near future.
Phil Hunt and Sarah-Jayne Youngman of Studley Sports & Social Club who fund-raised for the new equipment said: “We take pride on being part of the Studley community and being able to offer these types of lifelines is amazing.”
Studley Community First Responders (CFR) said: “We hope this to be the first of many kits we can help place in the village alongside Public Access Defibrillators, both of which can help increase the chances of survival from a cardiac arrest or a major bleed.
“Studley First Responders plan to arrange community sessions on CPR and bleed kit awareness in the near future.”
Visit controlthebleed.org.uk for more on the kits.