High Five To Save A Life

#HighFiveToSaveALife is StreetDoctors first ever National campaign to raise awareness about the issue of youth violence.


Since 2008 StreetDoctors trainee medics have been teaching young people at risk of violence. The quicker someone is treated at the scene of a medical emergency the more likely they are to survive. At the same time as equipping young people with emergency life-saving skills StreetDoctors young volunteers challenge attitudes to violence and encourage young people to act to help others.  Last year deaths from youth violence reached an 8 year high with 39 young people killed due to knife-related injuries. StreetDoctors is determined to see an end to youth violence and needs your help.

There are approximately 10 pints of blood in the human body. If you are stabbed you can die in 5 minutes or less if you lose just 5 pints. We would like you to join our #HighFiveToSaveALife campaign to help raise awareness about this issue. It is really quick and easy and the steps are outlined below.


From Saturday 17th February 2018 we invite you, our supporters, to help bring attention to the issue of knife crime in the UK.


CREATE a high five

  • Just post a picture or video of yourself high-fiving someone or maybe the biggest group you can gather! How inventive and creative can you be with your post? Is your pet a trick master?


SHARE your high five

  • Share your post online and nominate 5 friends to do the same.
  • As a bonus suggest a donation of £5 to StreetDoctors from each via our donation channels below.


SPREAD the campaign

  • You can raise awareness by changing the frame on your Facebook profile picture to one specifically designed for this campaign. Select to edit your profile picture, then “add frame”. Search for “streetdoctors” and then choose our frame.
  • Create your own fundraiser on Facebook and select StreetDoctors to be the beneficary. This video shows you how.
  • Re-post, re-tweet or re-gram from StreetDoctors social media channels



All donations support StreetDoctors to continue teaching young people how to help prevent others losing those vital 5 pints of blood. For example:

  • £5 purchases a bleeding kit for young people to learn about what happens to the body after a violent injury
  • £50 contributes to delivering a session for 10 to 12 young people
  • £150 buys a resuscitation doll so young people can practice delivering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in teaching sessions


You can donate via:

  • Our JustGiving campaign (see below).
  • Our Facebook page
  • By texting SDRS05 £5 to 70070 or whatever you can afford.