Santa Clarita sisters Cambria and Maci Lawrence, along with their parents Dr. Bud Lawrence and Dr. Regan Lawrence, created the Keep the Pressure kits with the objective to place one in every classroom in the Hart School District. The kits include a tourniquet, clotting gauze and other essential items intended to stop dangerous levels of bleeding due to an accident or other trauma.
The objective Cambria and Maci had when developing the kits was to have them used as soon as the trauma has happened. In addition to having these kits in every classroom of the Hart School District, the family’s foundation has donated kits to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department for each of their vehicles.
“Our commitment at the hospital is to give back to the community with the Stop the Bleed education,” said Dr. Bud Lawrence, an emergency room physician at Henry Mayo Hospital. “But that’s just education. There is actually a void of having the tools to help save someone’s life. You can know what to do, but if you don’t have the right instruments to do it, it’s of little use.”
For more information on these kits, go to keepthepressure.com.