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How do I give first aid to someone who is bleeding?

Giving first aid depends on what the person's major problems are. If they are not breathing, then CPR or chest compressions would be more important than the bleeding. If they are breathing fine and do not have any other major injuries, or the bleeding is the major injury, then direct pressure should be applied directly to the wound. This pressure will help the wound stop bleeding or at least slow down.

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