The number one cause of preventable death after injury is blood loss. This month, Rosehip Medic Collective and Portland Action Medics are taking on the task of training 100 local activists at a series of Bleeding Control Workshops. With that many more community members trained in how to control life-threatening bleeding, our community will be better able to take care of each other in the event of further violent escalation against protestors, in particular, gun violence and mass shootings.
Each workshop will cover causes and identification of life-threatening bleeding, including gunshot wounds, and how to effectively stop these bleeds depending on location. Extensive practice times on props will ensure participants are prepared to respond to a bleeding emergency if needed. In addition to these skills and knowledge, participants of the workshop will leave with a Bleeding Control Kit valued at around $60, which will further empower them to act and save lives.
The income from this gofundme will primarily be used to purchase the items that will make up the Bleeding Control Kits for distribution to workshop participants. Any funds raised in excess of kit costs will be used for other Workshop expenses (such as additional practice items, printing handouts, etc), or for ongoing projects of Portland Action Medics, such as (but not limited to) supplying chemical weapons wipes and safety equipment to protesters, supplying medic kits to our trained medics, etc.
If gofundme isn't your thing, we have other ways to donate listed on our website at www.rosehipmedics.org/donate
For more information about our ongoing work, check out our website at Rosehipmedics.org or follow us on all social media platforms at Portland Action Medics.
NOTE: Please do not write to inquire about attending the Workshops. As soon as the funds are raised we will begin the scheduling process and announce the registration on our social media.
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