A LIFE-SAVING bleed control kit has been installed at Birmingham International Railway Station to spread awareness of their importance.
Avanti West Coast has joined forces with The Daniel Baird Foundation to provide additional protection for its customers and colleagues, over and above the existing first aid provision which already includes defibrillators on each of its trains and at its 16 stations.
The bleed kits will sit alongside the existing first aid provision at stations and be accessible for employees to use in the event of an emergency.
The foundation was set up by Lynne Baird in 2017 with the mission of promoting greater access to bleed kits in the West Midlands following the tragic death of her son Daniel.
In the intervening years, Lynne’s passion and energy, for which she received an MBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours list, has seen over 10,000 kits introduced in public places across the UK and as far afield as the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Lynne Baird added: “People shouldn’t just associate a catastrophic bleed to a stabbing. There are many other causes such as from a car accident or a work-related injury.
“We believe that having publicly accessible bleeding control packs in public places such as railway stations is vital.
“They provide the necessary first aid to help reduce blood loss until professional medical help arrives and I can’t thank Avanti West Coast enough for their support.”