The mission of the Stop the Bleed Coalition is to support the STOP THE BLEED® campaign by providing resources that enable collaboration and cooperation between the many people and organizations working to train and equip the nation to reduce the loss of life due to traumatic bleeding.
The Coalition is licensed by the US Department of Defense to support the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. The Coalition offers a wide variety of DoD approved services and products to the growing STOP THE BLEED® community and to the general public.
The Coalition community consists of both individuals and organizations vested in the success of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. Individuals include many who teach STOP THE BLEED® courses, many who are STOP THE BLEED® Ambassadors, and others who want to keep up with the campaign as it evolves. The organizations involved include schools, companies, health care organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, civic organizations, veteran’s organizations and many others.
Stop the Bleed Coalition is an IRS approved, tax exempt, 501(c)3 charitable organization. It was formed with a mandate to support the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and is the only nonprofit organization with that singular purpose.
The STOP THE BLEED® campaign is based on lessons learned by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on how best to control severe bleeding. The goal of the STOP THE BLEED® is to train and equip private citizens to use these medically proven bleeding control practices to save the lives of people who have suffered a traumatic injury involving severe blood loss.
To achieve this goal, DoD has joined with a number of other governmental and private organizations in a public/private partnership to offer STOP THE BLEED® classes and to expand the availability of high quality STOP THE BLEED® kits and medical devices designed to control severe bleeding. To ensure the quality of the training classes and licensed products, DoD has registered the STOP THE BLEED® mark in the U.S. and many other countries. It operates a trademark licensing program in an effort to ensure that all training classes promoted under the STOP THE BLEED® brand teach DoD approved courses and that all licensed products meet or exceed DoD standards for quality and functionality.