Weʼre raising £5,000 to reduce deaths due to the knife crime epidemic by provision of Bleed Control Kits, and to educate and train the public in their use
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IT TAKES LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO BLEED TO DEATH FROM A STABBING – YOU CAN HELP BEFORE THE AMBULANCE ARRIVES
Our brother and son Daniel Baird was 26 years of age when he was fatally stabbed in the early hours of 8th July 2017, outside The Forge Tavern in Birmingham. He was on a night out with friends. There was no first aid or bleed control kit available, and 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 publicly accessible bleed control kit available, Dan may still be with us. We believe that having publicly accessible bleed control kits in all major shopping centres, pubs/clubs, public transport stations, and other public building is a priority given the current knife crime epidemic. Our aim is to reduce and stop knife crime as no family should have to feel this pain.
Our charitable organisation, The Daniel Baird Foundation, is now up and running, thanks to generous donations from the many who share our concerns around this knife crime epidemic. We now have multiple prototype bleed control kits, and have showcased these in various media – the next step is to roll them out to public establishments, and to offer the training required to put them to use, and to save a life.
Although we have made great steps already, our story is not nearly over, and we will continue to lobby for change and to ultimately end the knife crime epidemic.
Our bleed control kits contain everything needed to get a significant bleed under control at the scene. It can take less than 5 minutes to bleed to death from a violent injury caused by a knife – with increasing demand on the emergency services, these kits will buy valuable time whilst an ambulance crew is on the way.
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- 7 months ago
Dr Tom Baird7 months ago
Many thanks everyone for your kind donations so far! As you may be aware, after a gruelling 2 month long trial, Dan's murderer has been found guilty, and sentenced to life imprisonment, with 23 years needing to be served before any consideration of release. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/live-updates-dan-baird-jailed-15645196 Me and my family see this as justice for Dan at last, and a victory against the larger knife crime epidemic plaguing the country. As such we will continue our fight to end this madness.
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Aug 18, 2019
Thanks to everyone involved with this initiative.
Mar 1, 2019
Such a good cause.
Feb 28, 2019
I hope you reach your target
Feb 28, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Rip dan ! And godbless your family xxxSorry it's not much x
Feb 25, 2019
Keep up the good work
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