‘Stop the Bleed’ Teaches Bystanders to Save Lives

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Responding to a 911 call for a gunshot victim, Chicago police officer David Watson followed a trail of blood into an apartment and found a teen with blood streaming from a leg wound. Using Marine training, Watson took the belt from the man’s pants and wrapped it around his thigh. He placed a stick under the belt to tighten it by twisting, and partner Paul Moreno pressed down on the wound until paramedics arrived. Doctors said that if Watson . . .

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