"Stop the Bleed" event to teach people how to handle life-threatening bleeds

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A free community event will teach people how to respond when someone has a life-threatening bleed. 

Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation will use life-like simulations during the community event.

The program called "Stop the Bleed" will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 18 in two different sessions.

The first will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The second will run from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

You can register at the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the MCLI's first floor. Each session will accept only 60 people. 

Each participant will receive a free bleeding control kit.

The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation is located at 228 W. Miller St.

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