Trauma Survivors' Day Wed 15th May

The third Wednesday in May each year is Trauma Survivor's Day where people who have survived- and thrived - after serious injury celebrate their achievements and are joined by the clinicians and carers who have helped them.

The initiative was first started by the USA Trauma Survivor's Network in 2014, supported by the American Trauma Society. It was picked up in the UK the following year and continues to spread internationally.

On Wednesday 14th May, the AfterTrauma team and researchers from the Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) will mark the day by joining patients and clinicians from the Royal London Hospital major trauma service and London's Air Ambulance on a stall in the Royal London Hospital foyer (Stepney Way entrance).  The stall will feature information about trauma services, recovery help, opportunities to get involved in trauma research, violence prevention initiatives and more.  

There will also be information about, and opportunities to donate to, the two London Charities whose support over the years has led directly to more lives saved and improved outcomes for survivors: Barts Charity that supports the Royal London hospital trauma service as well as pioneering trauma research by C4TS, and London's Air Ambulance which relies on donations to keep two helicopter emergency services flying, delivering world class pre-hospital care to the capital's critically injured.

If you'd like to join in on social media, you can download this template, write a positive message for trauma survivors, take a selfie and share it on social media with the hashtag #TraumaSurvivorsDay.

We look forward to celebrating this important day with trauma survivors, carers and clinicians across the globe!


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