Save the date: Federation “Stop the Bleed” program on March 27

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold a “Stop the Bleed” program on Wednesday, March 27, from 6:30-8 pm, at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton. Additional details about the program and how to register will be available in the next issue of The Reporter.

The “Stop the Bleed” program, which will be presented by United Health Services Trauma Services, is designed to enable trained bystanders to take life-saving action if needed until professional help can arrive following an accident, mass shooting or other acts of violence. Instructors focus on training people in all walks of life to become immediate responders. 

“Sometimes people are not able to escape a dangerous situation and may be injured,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “It takes time for the police to secure a scene and the medical personnel can’t enter until that happens. If someone is injured, then those who are with them are the only ones who can offer medical care. This program will give people some basic skills to do that.”