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Saint Francis to Participate in National Stop the Bleed Day with Free Training

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – In conjunction with national STOP THE BLEED® Day, one of the nation’s largest public health campaigns, Cape Trauma Specialists, in partnership with the Saint Francis Foundation, will offer a free, life-saving training.

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventative deaths. Approximately 40 percent of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences, establishing hemorrhage as the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

The training is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, at 11 am in the Saint Agatha Conference Room at Entrance 1 of Saint Francis Medical Center. The training is free to the public, and participants will receive a free tourniquet.

Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. To register or learn more about Stop the Bleed Day, visit

Saint Francis Healthcare System is guided by our Mission to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ. Founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1875, our priority remains the same: serve all who enter with dignity, compassion and joy. Serving nearly 713,000 people across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, our focus is on patients' outcomes, experience and value. Anchored by Saint Francis Medical Center, a 306-bed tertiary hospital, and supported by nearly 3,000 employees and more than 250 providers in ten communities, the Healthcare System is a driving economic force in the region. Major services include the Cancer Institute, Emergency and Level III Trauma Center, Family BirthPlace and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Heart Hospital, Neurosciences and Orthopedics.