GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What would you do if you found yourself amid the chaos of a mass casualty event such as a school shooting?

Would you know how to help those who have been injured? A national campaign known as Stop the Bleed is working to equip and empower bystanders to effectively respond to an emergency such as this. The campaign came about after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the difficult reality that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.  When such incidents occur, first responders are often un-trained bystanders, and with a bit of training, lives can be saved.  

Spectrum Health is offering a free Stop the Bleed course in Grand Rapids at 6 p.m. on June 13.  You can also host a class at your school or office.  Call 616-391-8641 or visit  

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