Up to 59 per cent of deaths from injuries could be prevented had first aid been carried out before emergency medical services arrived. These are the findings of a British Red Cross study conducted by the University of Manchester.

To address this issue MTC Learning hosts the British Red Cross to run courses for the community and in the past 6 months have helped over 150 people in the community become first aiders. Friday 31st January saw the 6th Session run at MTC Learning with 14 community members learn these essential skills to enable them to save a life.