Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Stop the Bleed Month will go on whether in-person Bleeding Control classes are possible or not. We recommend all in-person classes be cancelled until further notice. We will be working with the DHS-approved course providers to establish education opportunities in lieu of in-person classes.

Please visit our Covid19 page to learn more about our recommendations for Bleeding Control instructors.

National Stop the Bleed Month is a grassroots awareness campaign to reduce deaths from bleeding.

Started in 2017 following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, National Stop the Bleed Month has helped tens of thousands of people connect with Stop the Bleed instructors. Our goal is to increase awareness of the official Stop the Bleed program run by the Department of Homeland Security and the American College of Surgeons. #NSTBM20 is not affiliated with any one Stop the Bleed program,, or the U.S. Government.

National Stop the Bleed Month is endorsed by the following organizations:

The American College of Surgeons

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (

Instructors participating in National Stop the Bleed Month are supported in part by the following organizations: