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HJR469 193727-1 By Representatives Davis, Faust, Nordgren, Collins, Martin, Williams (JW), Hanes, Mooney, Butler, Farley, Pettus, Rich, Whorton (R), Rowe, Weaver, South, Standridge, Sessions, Ball, Wood, Hurst, Tuggle, Millican, Johnson (R), Wadsworth, Greer, Clouse, Lovvorn, Garrett, Crawford, Lindsey, Drake, Carns, Holmes (M), Wingo, Jackson, Jones, Shiver, Polizos, Baker, Beckman, Drummond, Warren, Clarke, Forte, England, Ellis, Fincher, Morrow, Beech, McCampbell, Knight, Lawrence, Chestnut, Bracy, Buskey, McCutcheon, Ledbetter, Gaston, Faulkner, Poole, Chesteen, Coleman, Givan, Ainsworth, Hill and Johnson (K) RFD: Rules First Read: 21-MAR-18 193727-1:n:03/21/2018:DSM/bm LSA2018-1480 RECOGNIZING MARCH 31, 2018, AS NATIONAL STOP THE BLEED DAY. WHEREAS, uncontrollable bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death from traumatic injury; when a person is losing blood, every minute counts; Stop the Bleed is a national campaign aimed at informing Americans about vital measures to aid in bleeding control of injuries; and WHEREAS, the Stop the Bleed initiative was created in the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut; it is sponsored by several national organizations including, the United States Department of Homeland Security, the American College of Surgeons, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and others; and WHEREAS, a trauma victim can bleed to death within five minutes and before professional medical care arrives; the Stop the Bleed program teaches bleeding control methods that anyone can use; using simple tools like hemostatic dressings and tourniquets allows swift assistance at the scene of the incident; and WHEREAS, there has been an increase in school shooting incidents across America; teachers are the first citizens on the scene of a school incident and can act before professional medical assistance arrives; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we recognize the national Stop The Bleed Program and encourage all Alabama citizens, particularly education administrators and faculty, to participate in the initiative and learn more about the importance of bleeding control measures. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we recognize March 31, 2018, as the National Stop the Bleed Day and recognize March 21, 2018, as Alabama Trauma Awareness Day.