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8 Minutes to Save a Life

It takes 8 minutes for an ambulance to arrive on the scene of a stabbing, and in that time you could help save a life.

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8 Minutes to Save a Life is our latest campaign to give you the confidence to act as a first responder if you come across a victim of a knife attack.

StreetDoctors have teamed up with design agency Livity and 6 young TikTok influencers.

Visit #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok to watch influencers tackle a set of challenges, showing what can be achieved if they ‘apply pressure’ to their chosen tasks for 8 minutes – the time it could also take you to save a life while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. 

Remember – here’s what you can do to save the life of a knife attack victim in 8 minutes in 3 key steps:

  1. Call an ambulance
  2. Check it’s safe to help
  3. Apply pressure to the wound

We need your help to spread the word!

Visit #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok to watch influencers tackle a set of challenges.

Watch and share with your friends, family and networks to help us reach more young people with our 8 minutes campaign, and help save more lives.

Working with Livity and StreetDoctors on this project has been great fun! Raising awareness for a very important message, whilst doing my favourite thing (creating content) is always amazing!

Eman, one of our young TikTok influencers

Watch the challenges

Quick Character Sketch by Kwame @agyepkdesigns

See the full challenge go to #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok

Custom drip tick Air Force 1s by Shannon Royal @royal.illustrations

See the full challenge go to #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok

Never drop the ball by Lia Lewis @lia.lewiis

See the full challenge go to #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok

No touching the floor challenge by Eman @emansv2

See the full challenge go to #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok

Obstacle course skills challenge by Benji @baller_benji

See the full challenge go to #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok

Around the key shooting challenge by Jet @jet_spiller

See the full challenge go to #8MinutesToSaveALife on TikTok

This campaign was funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.