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La Plume – Geisinger Community Medical Center Trauma Services recently donated five bleeding control kits to Keystone College as part of the nationwide Stop the Bleed program. Regionally, Geisinger CMC is giving 2,300 bleeding control kits to local schools, churches, and public locations across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The national Stop the Bleed program trains ordinary citizens how to help with a severe-bleeding incident before medical and emergency professionals arrive on scene. The kits include plastic gloves, gauze, tourniquets and easy-to-follow instructions.

Photo: From left: Jessica Koscelnak, Keystone director of health services; Jennifer Seward, Keystone registered nurse; Kathryn Bommer, R.N., Geisinger CMC trauma education coordinator; James Heffernan, Ph.D., Keystone Board of Trustees; Nicole Langan, Keystone associate vice president for student life.