The University of Missouri is accepting an $100,000 gift to purchase and set up “Stop the Bleed” kits around MU, campus officials announced Friday. MU is one of the first campuses in the nation to have bleeding control kits. “Stop the Bleed” event coordinator Kassie Campbell says it important for students and faculty to learn how to properly use these kits.
"With a simple use of a tourniquet or applying pressure, lives can be saved. So you could literally make the difference by attending this training and helping someone. We say turning bystanders into life so that’s exactly what we’re doing here today."
Friday’s kickoff event was held for students to come and learn how to use the kit tourniquets in case of an emergency. University of Missouri chancellor Alexander Cartwright says training on “Stop the Bleed” will give people more knowledge on what to do in place of a life threatening decision.