The LEO Support Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently donated 40 units of QuikClot Combat Gauze to the Winthrop Police Department.
The units were presented to Chief Terence Delehanty and Deputy Chief John Goodwin, who have already committed to LEO’s cause by purchasing tourniquets for their officers.
“We are grateful to be able to support departments such as the Winthrop Police,” said LEO Support Foundation co-founder Daniel Mahoney. “These protective and potentially life-saving units can be critical should an emergency situation occur, and we are pleased to make this donation.”
Used by many municipalities across the United States, QuikClot Combat Gauze and other QuikClot devices put life-saving technology into the hands of trained law enforcement officials, who are often the first point of care on a scene of an emergency. The units work fast to help control bleeding until additional medical attention can be sought.
The LEO Support Foundation LTD is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and our mission is to raise funds to purchase tourniquets and quick clot gauze for police officers and to raise awareness about first responder suicide prevention.
These important medical supplies are often not considered standard issue equipment and the cost per officer is nearly $100 to outfit them with these items. To date we have raised funds and donated to more than 300 police officers in Massachusetts.
For more information about or to donate to the LEO Support Foundation, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saveleos and PayPal at www.paypal.me/saveleos.
Stop the Bleed is a federal awareness campaign and call-to-action launched in October 2015. It is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Anyone who wishes to know more or who would like to take a training course through Stop the Bleed can visit www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.