Bryan Trauma Center and NCBB Join Forces for free Stop the Bleed Training


Whether it’s a shooting, car crash or any other accident, would you know how to help victims who are severely bleeding? Learn how to Stop the Bleed.

As a blood donor, you know how important saving lives is; you help us do it every day. Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) is excited to offer you the opportunity to make an even bigger impact in our life-saving mission by learning how to make a difference in emergency situations.

Bryan Trauma Center, in partnership with NCBB, is hosting free Stop the Bleed training at our 84th and O donor center and you are invited to participate.

  • In training, you will learn the ABC's of emergency response, how to identify life-threatening wounds and best practices for treating injuries until medical help can arrive.
  • Participants will hear real-life experiences and get a chance to practice techniques through hands-on training.

Some call Stop the Bleed the CPR of the 21st Century

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign created in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Evaluation of the autopsies of the 20 children and 6 teachers killed revealed that many of deaths could have been prevented if their bleeding could have been controlled at the scene. No matter how rapid the arrival of medical professionals is, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Stop the Bleed training empowers individuals to act quickly and to help save lives.

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Training is free and open to the public. There is no age limit, however, some images used in the presentation are of heavy bleeding and might not be suitable for all audiences. Please use your discretion. Spots are limited so please register early. Registrants are encouraged to bring a notebook and writing utensil. Water will be provided.

To host a private training session please contact Erica Busta at or call 402-486-9412. 

Training will take place at Nebraska Community Blood Bank, 100 N. 84th St., the first Tuesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 3 p.m. The 84th and O donor center closes at 1:30. The doors for Stop the Bleed registrants will reopen 15 minutes before the start of the course. Please allow 1.5 hours for training. Only one class is needed to fulfill training. This class is not eligible for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.  

Register online for this free training at (Keyword: Stop the Bleed)

Need help registering? Call us at 402-486-9412 or follow the steps below: 

1. Visit and in the top right search box type in Stop the Bleed. 

2. On the right hand side of the page, under Upcoming Events, click on More Events near the bottom of the list and select a Stop the Bleed course from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

3. Click on the event and register online. Or, to find alternative dates, click on the arrow on the blue bar that says Alternative Dates/Times available.

4. Select the date that works best for you and register.  

There is a right and wrong way to apply a tourniquet. Read the story of Dale Johnson who needed more than 20 units of blood and several units of platelets after a motorcycle accident. He was losing blood so quickly, doctors said he only had a 7% chance of survival. A tourniquet was used to save his life.


Did you know?

  • In the wake of a traumatic event, uncontrolled bleeding is one of the most frequent causes of death.
  • A wounded person can bleed to death in 3-5 minutes and in Lincoln, it can take first responders anywhere from 4-7 minutes to arrive on scene and 20-30 minutes outside of the city.
  • 1 in 7 people who enter the hospital need blood. Depending on the severity of an accident, a single trauma patient may use many units of blood.
  • Patients at Bryan Trauma Center, as well as other Southeast Nebraska hospitals, rely on NCBB to be there with the right type of blood they need. Each time you donate blood, you are helping save lives in our community. Schedule an appointment to donate blood at