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'Stop the Bleed' event offers lifesaving training to anyone willing to learn

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Posted at 4:43 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 20:07:58-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — TUCSON, Ariz.-- Average citizens are training to become first responders in Tucson Thursday as part of a national campaign called "Stop the Bleed."

A group called ICSAVE hosted the class. Organizers say bystanders are critical in the minutes before emergency help arrives, and anyone can be trained to save a life.

"We're training them to be immediate responders," Bruce Whitney of ICSAVE said. "So when we talk about significant hemorrhage -- people can bleed out in as little as five minutes."

ICSAVE conducts several classes a week for anyone who wants to learn. For more information, visit their website.