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As we promote and campaign various organisations, we have been invited by several News Media agencies to give interviews and help promote this very worthy cause. Please click on the news media links below to find out more. Older News Items can be found in our News Archive.

The First Public Access Bleed Control Cabinet Now Installed in the UK!
The First Public Access Bleed Control Cabinet Now Installed in the UK
Bleed Control Kit Cabinet for Public Use

The UK's first-ever kit to control bleeding has been installed at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Birmingham. The bleed control cabinet, designed to prevent catastrophic blood loss while waiting for the paramedics, was set up on Hurst Street on Thursday.

It contains a portable bleed kit which has the same emergency equipment as an ambulance along with full instructions for use.

The foundation is now working in partnership with Turtle Engineering to offer a complete solution and customers can now order a cabinet with a kit inside fully installed.

We ask businesses, councils and all organisations to seriously consider investing in a bleed control kit and having them easily accessible by the public. Your forward planning literally could save someone's life. Not all heros wear capes!

Click HERE to View and Purchase the Cabinets and the Options.

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Lynne Baird Wins the Regional Pride of Britain Award!

It was announced live on ITV News that Lynne Baird has won the Regional Pride of Britain award and will now go through to the National Finals!

Winner of the Regional Pride of Britain Award, Lynne Baird is announced live on ITV.
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Lynne Baird Nominated for Pride of Britain Award.

Lynne Baird has been Nominated for Pride of Britain Award!

ITV interviewed Lynne Baird about her work developing and promoting the distribution of Bleed Control Kits, which has earned her recent nomination for the Pride of Britain Award.

ITV reporting on Lynne Baird for Pride of Britain Nomination
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Lynne Baird Nominated for Pride of Britain Award.

Lynne Baird Wins the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Thank You Award!

Lynne Baird Awarded the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Thank You Award"What is being done by Lynne and the foundation is making a huge difference to us all."

Lynne Baird's life was ripped apart in the Summer of 2017, when her 26 year old-son Dainel was stabbed during a fight outside a Digbeth pub. He recieved no first aid at the scene and bled to death shorly after reaching hospital.

The tragedy was a catalyst for Lynne to create a foundation in her son's name. The foundation pioneered 'bleed control kits' for use in public venues and supplies free training in their use. So far the kits have been installed across London and the West Midlands.

Her determination to help not only communities but the police be better equipped and trained to prevent loss of life is a fitting tribute to her son. Given a knife or car crash victim can bleed to death in less time and ambulance takes to get to them, the kits are a true life-saver."

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BBC Radio WM Interview with Lynne Baird

Lynne Baird from  The Daniel Baird Foundation speaking to Radio WM about her campaignLynne Baird is interviewed by Caroline Martin on BBC Radio WM, on the 3 year anniversary of Daniel's death. Simply click the Youtube video below to listen.

Bleed Control Kits could save London stab victim's lives, says bereaved Croydon mum

London bars and pubs to fit bleed control kits to help stab victims and tackle UK knife crime epidemicBleed Control Kits could save London stab victim's lives, says bereaved Croydon mum.

Catastrophic bleed control kits should be widely available in public spaces across London, according to a Croydon mum who lost her son to knife crime. Yemi Hughes' son Andre Aderemi, 19, was stabbed 26 times on August 16 2016 on Monks Hill Estate in Croydon.

His attackers were men who had once slept under his roof and been fed by his mother but had fallen out with Andre when he supported another friend against them.

Yemi said: "My son was stabbed to death 26 times and had a catastrophic bleed but I didn't know that until the trial."

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BLADE BRITAIN Hundreds of London bars and pubs to fit Bleed Control Kits to help stab victims and tackle UK knife crime epidemic

News Artcile about Blade Britain and hundreds of pubs to fit Bleed Control Kits to help stab victimsLondon bars and pubs to fit bleed control kits to help stab victims and tackle UK knife crime epidemicHUNDREDS of life-saving Bleed Control Kits have been given to London bars and pubs to help stab victims.

The UK's horrific knife crime epidemic has prompted the City of London Police to distribute a total 320 kits to prevent more lives being claimed.

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A city on a knife edge: The disturbing crime taking hold of Birmingham

disturbing crime taking hold of BirminghamBefore the world went into lockdown, the UK was swamped by a knife crime epidemic. Dateline investigates why Birmingham has seen a 20 percent rise in fatal stabbings over the last year.

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Dudley restaurant is first McDonalds to have pioneering bleed control kits to help save lives

Birmingham Live - Control The Bleed KitsPioneering bleed kits in McDonalds in DudleyA Dudley McDonalds has become the first venue of its kind to have access to bleed control kits.

Staff at the Upper Gornal restaurant will receive training on how to treat severe knife wounds with the potentially life-saving kit

If you wish to purchase the same kit click HERE.

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McDonalds in Dudley having a Bleed Control Kit in Order to Help Save Lives

McDonalds in Dudley have Bleed Control KitA Dudley McDonalds has become the first venue of its kind to have access to bleed control kits.

The kit, which contains specialist equipment to help stem extreme blood loss before ambulance crews arrive, was first launched in Birmingham in June.

Keiran Casey, Councillor for Upper Gornal and Woodsetton attended the launch of the kits at McDonalds in Upper Gornal with Lynne Baird on Friday August 16.

If you wish to purchase the same kit click HERE.

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London Police Distributing Control The Bleed Kits to Bars and Nightclubs

London Police distribute Bleed Controls Kits to Pubs, Nightclubs and evening venues in London. The City of London Police has announced that 320 bars and nightclubs across the city will be given a Bleed Control Kit to fight the devastating effects of knife crime.

The kit, which contains specialist equipment to help stem extreme blood loss before ambulance crews arrive, was first launched in Birmingham in June 2019 in coordination with the Safer Neighborhoods Partnership and its success has helped inspire several organizations and Government departments to develop similar initiatives.

We are delighted that the London Police Force have embraced the campaign goals and are distributing 320 bleed control kits throughout London's pubs, nightclubs and other evening entertainment venues.

Assistant Commissioner, Alistair Sutherland says bleed control kits is 'one of many tactics' to try and deal with the city's "knife crime problem"

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Retail BID officer used bleed kit to help Bullring stabbing victim

Birmingham Live - Control The Bleed KitsControl The Bleed Kit used to help victim of Birmingmham Bull Ring Stabbing.Birmingham Live reports that One minutes Retail BID officer Bryan Edwards was looking forward to the staff Christmas party later today, the next he was rushing from High Street down into the Bullring to put his bleed kit training into action for the first time after a double stabbing

He arrived at the distressing scene within five minutes after running past festive shoppers. All Retail BID staff are equipped with bleed control kits and Bryan Edwards immediately applied a belt and dressing to the patient. It was the first time he had had to respond to such an incident but modestly said: "I just put my training into action."

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