Michigan Trauma Coalition rallies for Stop the Bleed

On April 26, a large group of multi-disciplinary trauma professionals from around the state rallied at the capital to promote bleeding control education and funding for the Michigan state trauma system: One of only two state systems in the country that lack permanent funding. Heather Ruffin, chair of the marketing and legislative committees for the Michigan Trauma Coalition, and trauma program manager at Mercy Health in Muskegon stated that serveral senators and representatives at the capitol attended along with their staff. With the MTC members in attendance in the gallery, the house passed House Resolution 320 naming April 26 ‘Stop the Bleed Day.’ A bill was also introduced that extended the sunset on the trauma system funding plan. We encourage you to contact your representatives in support of HB 5459. For more information about the legislation or to schedule a Stop the Bleed course for your department or community agency, you may contact Heather at [email protected].