Tragically so many lives are lost each year due to traumatic bleeding, some of which could have been prevented by properly using one of the recommended Daniel Baird Foundation Bleed Control Kits.
The Daniel Baird Foundation Charity has been set up after our brother and son Daniel Baird of just 26 years of age was fatally stabbed in the early hours of 8th July 2017, outside The Forge Tavern, Digbeth in Birmingham following a night out with friends. There was no first aid or bleeding control kit available. Dan died shortly after arriving at hospital due to catastrophic bleeding.
Dan was out with his friends having a good time. His life should not have ended in this tragic way. Had there been a public accessible bleeding control pack available Dan may still be with us.
However there are many other ways for a catastrophic bleed to occur, such as from a car accident or a work related in jury. We believe that having publicly accessible bleeding control packs in all major shopping centers, pubs/clubs, public transport stations, all public is vital to provide the necessary first aid to reduce blood loss until professional medical help arrives. For the cost of a kit, a life could be saved and their family spared lifelong grief knowing that they could perhaps have survived.
These Kits are endorsed by The West Midland Ambulance Service.
The Control The Bleed kit locations are also stored in a national
database and accessed by 999 phone operators.
The caller will be told which kit is nearest their location for fastest collection to provide vital aid by preventing blood loss.
To buy or read further information on the available kits, see below.
If we can get as many publicly accessible venues to have these kits as possible, the public will know there is one nearby so they can help someone in need.Those vital few minutes are paramount.Heroes often come in the form of zero responders i.e. someone on the scene.You or a member of the public with access to your kit can be that person who saves a life and prevents a preventable tragedy.