Chicago Cubs Become the First MLB Team to Install American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED Kits

  • Source: City of Chicago
  • Published: 03/08/2023 12:00 AM

In a first for Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs have taken an important step to keep fans, staff, and players safe in case a bleeding emergency occurs by installing trauma kits at Wrigley Field. Details about this initiative will be shared this evening at the Wrigley Field Advisory Meeting at 6 p.m. for community members at the 19th Police District Community Room. During the offseason, the Cubs worked with the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), as part of their Safe Chicago initiative, to install American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED kits around Wrigley Field and train ballpark staff and Cubs associates on how to respond if someone is bleeding from an injury. A person can bleed to death in as little as five minutes, and it is estimated that 57% of civilian deaths from blood loss could have been prevented if proper bleeding control techniques were applied.


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