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Life-saving bleed control kits installed on CrossCountry trains

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CrossCountry has partnered with the Daniel Baird Foundation to install life-saving bleed control kits on all its services.

The bleed control kit was developed by the Daniel Baird Foundation, alongside Prometheus, following the death of 26-year-old Daniel from a stabbing incident in Birmingham city centre.

The foundation has championed for bleed control kits to be installed in public venues and provides free training for their use. So far, the kits have been installed at locations across London and the West Midlands.

Designed to prevent catastrophic bleeding, the kit contains equipment essential for trauma management and provides the user with the means to immediately control life-threatening external haemorrhaging.

Mrs Baird has spent years campaigning for the roll-out of the kits, that she believes could have saved her son’s life.

Mrs Baird added: “The Daniel Baird Foundation is delighted to hear that CrossCountry have installed bleed control kits on all their trains. Should the kits be needed in the event of a catastrophic bleed, they could ultimately save lives.”

Tom Joyner, Managing Director at CrossCountry said: “We’re proud to be able to support the Daniel Baird Foundation in making life-saving bleed control kits more publicly available.”

“The kits have been installed on all of our services and are readily available to our colleagues in case of an emergency.”

For more information on the Daniel Baird Foundation or the control the bleed kits please visit:


For further information please contact information:

CrossCountry - Tel: 0121 200 6115 or email:

Notes to Editors:

CrossCountry’s network is a long distance passenger train operator. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance and from Stansted to Cardiff, it calls at over 100 stations. Based in Birmingham, it connects seven of the Britain’s 10 largest cities and delivers 298 services every weekday, equating to over 42 million passenger journeys each year.

For further information on CrossCountry services visit or follow them online via Twitter at @crosscountryuk or

CrossCountry is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe. Arriva employs over 46,000 people and delivers over 2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year.


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