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New Bleed Kit Installed at The Memorial Stadium by RRT and Avon & Somerset Police


The Memorial Stadium has recently received a vital addition that could save lives in the community. A brand-new bleed kit, generously donated by the charity Rapid Relief Team (RRT) in partnership with Avon & Somerset Police, has been installed to provide immediate assistance in the event of catastrophic bleeds.

 

These Bleed Kits are versatile and can be used in a variety of emergency situations including road traffic collisions, agricultural incidents, and trauma-related injuries at work or home, in addition to knife-related incidents.

 

In the face of a catastrophic bleed, every second counts. These injuries require rapid action, and having bleed kits in accessible and visible locations can be the difference between life and death. The goal of RRT and Avon & Somerset Police is to ensure that as many of these life-saving kits as possible are available throughout the community.

 

Each bleed kit contains the following items:

  • 2 Trauma Dressings

  • 2 Pairs of Gloves

  • 2 Haemostatic Dressings

  • 1 Thermal Blanket

  • Instructions

  • Scissors

  • A Whistle

  • A Tourniquet


These components are designed to provide comprehensive assistance in managing severe bleeding.

 

Adam Tutton, CEO of the Bristol Rovers Community Trust, emphasized the importance of having these bleed kits installed within the community. "Having bleed kits readily available in our community is crucial. They are not just for knife-related injuries but can be used in any situation where there is a catastrophic bleed. This initiative by RRT and Avon & Somerset Police is a vital step in ensuring that our community is prepared to handle such emergencies effectively."

 

Roland Coldrick, a local volunteer with the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), said, “RRT has donated 10 of these bleed kits to various communities throughout the Bristol area, and we are delighted to have one of them installed in such a prominent location at Bristol Rovers FC. We are very glad to play our part in supporting Heartsafe, working alongside Avon & Somerset Police to help save lives and create awareness of this great initiative."

 

Clive Setter from HeartSafe said: "Since we launched the first community bleed kit in Bristol City Centre last September, we've had an overwhelmingly positive response and calls from other members of our community who wish to support the roll out. We want to thank Bristol Rovers for their latest efforts in leading the way in our communities and ensuring that our more and more people will have access to this provision should they find themselves, or others, in desperate need of medical attention."

 

For more information on the locations of registered bleed kits in the Avon & Somerset area, visit HeartSafe's Bleed Kit Map via https://heartsafe.org.uk/bleed-kit-map/

 

For more information on the work of RRT, please visit www.rrtglobal.org/uk

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