LFC Foundation is continuing its support for a local life-saving initiative with the purchase and distribution of bleeding control kits.

KnifeSavers – the initiative run by trauma surgeon Nikhil Misra, based within the Major Trauma Unit at Aintree University Hospital – aims to help improve survival rates from knife wounds by offering training and education on bleeding control.

In support of the scheme, LFC Foundation has purchased and placed 20 specialist bleeding control kits across numerous programme delivery locations within the Liverpool City Region.

The bleeding control kits – containing scissors, gloves, tourniquets, trauma dressings, military-grade gauze and chest wound sealant – will be placed within local schools and LFC Foundation PL Kicks football sites.

Funding for this was made available through LFC Foundation’s Onside+ and PL Kicks football programmes, with both programmes working with participants of the age group often identified as the highest likelihood of engaging in knife crime or being the victim of possible stabbings.

Matt Parish, LFC Foundation director, said: “We were approached by Nikhil regarding the work he has been doing and not only has he got first-hand experience of the devastating effects of knife crime, but he also has a huge passion for educating our young people to help keep them safe.

“With an investment of near £2,000 into the KnifeSavers kits so far, this strengthens the LFC Foundation’s commitment to helping young people stay safe and help lower the risk of bleeding for victims.

“We’re proud to be supporting local communities by funding the packs for some of our key delivery locations across the city and for secondary schools.”

KnifeSavers also provided training and education on bleeding control for LFC Foundation staff in December 2019, which aims to empower and educate people on dealing with life-threatening injuries caused by knife crime.

A free-to-download KnifeSavers app also teaches people how to control bleeding from knife wounds, with medical tips and advice from specialist trauma surgeons, doctors and nurses.

The app gives easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to be used in a real-time emergency and can be downloaded here.

To find out more on specific locations and further details, click here.

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