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The Daniel Baird Foundation has been set up after our brother and son Daniel Baird of just 26 years of age was fatally stabbed in the early hours of 8th July 2017, outside The Forge Tavern, Digbeth in Birmingham following a night out with friends. There was no first aid or bleeding control kit available. Dan died shortly after arriving at hospital due to catastrophic bleeding.
Dan was out with his friends having a good time. His life should not have ended in this tragic way. Had there been a public accessible bleeding control pack available Dan may still be with us. We believe that having publicly accessible bleeding control packs in all major shopping centers, pubs/clubs, public transport stations, all public buildings is a priority given the current risk from extremists, terrorists and the increasing rise in knife and violent crime. Our aim is to reduce and stop knife crime as no family should have to feel this pain.
Our charitable aims to raise awareness of knife and violent crime and the importance of having publicly accessible bleeding control packs available. Our first step will be to purchase several public access bleeding control packs which will be presented to various businesses and public buildings, also smaller versions for taxi cabs. We will also campaign for first aid training to incorporate catastrophic bleeding control. Additionally we will liaise with other organizations to ensure advanced first aid is on curriculum in all educational establishments.
A new pilot scheme, equipping city centre businesses and late night venues with specialist first aid kits, was launched by in Birmingham earlier today (4 June 2019).
Birmingham Community Safety Partnership (BCSP) has been working with campaigner Lynne Baird, of The Daniel Baird Foundation, to develop and deliver this initiative to a variety of locations across the city centre.
The Daniel Baird Foundation was set up by the family after he was fatally stabbed while out with friends in Birmingham on 8 July 2017. There was no first aid or bleed control kit available, and Dan died shortly after arriving at hospital due to catastrophic bleeding.
On average it takes a priority ambulance seven minutes to reach a patient, but bleeding from serious injuries - such as those suffered in a stabbing, shooting, car or industrial accident - can prove fatal in as little as three to five minutes. These bleed control kits can help save vital minutes until paramedics arrive at the scene.
To read the release in full, click on this link: Pilot Launch
The objects of the CIO are the preservation and protection of health and the saving of lives by:
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