Wounds and bleeding

WATCH: What really happens when you get shot?

We see it happen in movies and on television, but no one wants to experience it in real life. So, what really happens when you get shot? WARNING: This video contains violent movie scenes.

First aid for gunshot wounds

Linda Buys, author of The Illustrated South African First Aid Manual, provides step-by-step instructions on how to treat a gunshot wound.

Self-donating blood

While the risk of receiving contaminated blood by means of a blood transfusion is minimal, no blood is as safe as your own. So why not donate it to yourself before a big operation?


Do you know when a wound has become infected? Learn more about when medical care is needed.

First aid for cuts

What should you do if you have a cut? And where are stitches necessary?

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