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UPMC Altoona Medical Staff, Foundation Donate Stop the Bleed Kits to Blair County Sheriff's Office

The Blair County Sheriff's Office was recently presented with a donation of 12 Stop the Bleed kits on behalf of UPMC Altoona.

The Bleeding Control Kit (BCK) is designed to provide all necessary materials to treat and control up to six bleeding injuries out in the field. It aligns with training given by UPMC Altoona Trauma Services to prepare law enforcement as responders, who are at risk for personal injury and first at the scene for emergencies ranging from motor vehicle accidents to mass casualty events.

The purchase of these life-saving bags with emergency response medical equipment was mad...

 

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