The Bandage found in DayZ.
Slot: Sidearm ammo
"Joint Services standard first aid dressing. Used to stop bleeding of wounds."
— In-game description

A Bandage is a medical item used to stop bleeding in DayZ.

Bandages are used to stop bleeding which may occur when a player is injured, although bleeding may occasionally stop on its own. Failure to stop bleeding will result in increasingly hazardous effects which will eventually lead to shock, unconsciousness, and eventually death.

A Bandage is a very common medical item that has 3.92% chance of spawning in Residential, Industrial, Military and Farm loot piles, and in Supermarkets, Deer Stands and Churches. Bandages are extremely common in Hospitals with a 28.57% chance of spawning. These spawn chances are equal to 49 out of 1 250 and 2 857 out of 10 000.


Before using a bandage, an injured player must first determine if they are bleeding or not. Bleeding may be indicated by a blinking white medical cross symbol over the player's blood icon on the Heads-up Display (HUD).

Bleeding may also be shown as a stream of blood gushing from a player, although this is not always present, as in the case of broken bones. A low level of blood, which may be indicative of bleeding, is shown by a general desaturation of color on the player's screen.

Bandaging oneselfEdit

A player may use a bandage either on themselves or on another player. Before applying a bandage, it is recommended to be in a safe area away from any potential threats as the player is vulnerable while bandaging.

To apply a bandage to oneself, the inventory must be opened Default: [G] and there must be a bandage present in a secondary ammunition slot. By right-clicking a bandage and selecting "Bandage Myself" from the menu that appears. Bandaging takes approximately ten seconds, during which the players is vulnerable to attack and cannot move without 'breaking' the animation which means having to bandage again. 'Breaking' the animation does not destroy the bandage and therefore it can be used again.

Bandaging othersEdit

To bandage another player, one must be within range for the context option "Apply Bandage" to appear when using the context menu (middle mouse button for default action, scroll for context menu, backspace to cancel). For bandaging another player, a player will receive 20 humanity points.


  • Every survivor starts off with one bandage.
  • Bleeding may sometimes stop on its own after some time has passed.
  • It takes approximately ten seconds to complete bandaging.

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