Stop The Bleed Hackathon

1154 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
1154 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Apr 05, 2019, 05:01 PM ()
ends on:
May 14, 2019, 05:00 PM ()



Stop the Bleed is one of the largest public health campaigns in the United States. Its goal is simple: to encourage people and organizations across the country to get trained in life-saving bleeding control techniques so they can be ready to take action and stop everyday instances of life-threatening bleeding in their homes and communities.

Studies show that immediate bystander care can be critical in saving lives:

  • Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people below age 46
  • 35% of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss
  • 80% of victims in a mass casualty event are transported to the hospital by members of the public
  • Death due to traumatic bleeding can occur in less than five minutes
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that emergency response should begin within five minutes
  • National EMS Response times often exceed the NFPA target times
  • Of the 147,000 trauma deaths in 2014, 30,000 might have survived with appropriate care, primarily control of bleeding

Anyone can be trained and be ready to save someone’s life – a friend, a family member, a colleague or the person next to you – whether you know them or not.

Since tragedy can strike at any time – whether via a mass shooting, a car accident, a simple playground mishap, a natural disaster or any other number of ways that can cause uncontrolled bleeding, properly trained and equipped bystanders can save someone’s life.

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National Stop the Bleed Day (#NSTBD) takes place on May 23, 2019, and is designed to heighten public awareness of Stop the Bleed by making it easy for individuals and organizations to get involved in the campaign. It is supported by the United States Department of Defense, the American College of Surgeons, the United States Department of Homeland Security, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Stop the Bleed Coalition, and many other private and public sector organizations across the country.

Training takes less than an hour but there is a need to make organizing and signing up for a training class easier to do. Easier = more people trained. More people trained = more lives saved.

The goal of Stop the Bleed is to train over 200 million people in the United States and, ultimately, many more across the globe. This ambitious goal to empower people to be prepared to act if tragedy strikes need technology support to address some of its growth challenges.

Be part of the Stop the Bleed Hackathon and let your ideas help fuel the campaign so more lives can be saved.



Make it easy for people who want to find out how/when/where to get trained to Stop the Bleed and to find and register for a Stop the Bleed class. Make it easy for instructors who are qualified to teach a Stop the Bleed to post their class or to share their availability to teach a class (based upon geographic and scheduling factors).


Qualified Stop the Bleed instructors often teach Stop the Bleed classes for free. Create a system that makes it easy to organize and teach their class so their volunteer time is spent teaching, not organizing.

Incident registry

Create a registry that makes it easy for people who have either survived a Stop the Bleed incident (traumatic bleeding incident) or who have used their Stop the Bleed training to help someone post information about what occurred. The purpose of this is to collect information that can be used by medical researchers to improve training techniques, medical techniques, and equipment used to Stop the Bleed.


Main Prizes
USD 700
First runners up
USD 500
Second runners up
USD 300
Special Prizes
Stop the Bleed Kit

Winners will receive Stop the Bleed Kits.

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