200 black cabs in Manchester are now carrying lifesaving Rapaid emergency bandages that could help prevent someone bleeding to death following a serious accident or major incident.
200 Emergency bandage bags, that’s 800 bandages = 800 lives.
Quick, simple, lifesaving these bandages can be applied in just one minute by anyone with no medical training. Used by the military and emergency services worldwide, they have a proven track record and are the most effective way to stop serious bleeding, buying valuable time for any casualty.
Superintendent Chris Hill of the City of Manchester Division said,
“This is a great initiative that GMP supports across the whole of Greater Manchester. Anything that increases public safety and helps to prevent fatalities is a good thing and even though I hope these will not be needed, if injuries do occur, the bandages have the potential to stop serious bleeding until an ambulance arrives”.