Friday, October 14, 2011

AEDs + CPR = Lives Saved


Earlier this week we told you the story of a Texas 7th grader that collapsed at school but was saved with use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). You can see more on that story in the blog post below.

The American Heart Association supports public access to AEDs and has fought to get them in schools across the country. Administering CPR/AED can more than double a victim’s chance of survival. Sadly, not all incidents turn out as well Kylee’s in the story below. When an AED is not within reach the results can turn tragic. Please view this video that shows what can happen when a child collapses and no AED is around.

Note: This is a personal video and the American Heart Association was not involved in its production.

We need to let lawmakers know that every school should be equipped with an AED and CPR training should be a component. You can click here to tell your elected officials that CPR/AED programs work and that every student should know how to use these lifesaving methods.

P.S. Residents in AR, NM, OK, TX, and WY will be able to take action on the link above. If you reside outside of those areas you can log into to see important issues in your state.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CPR/AED Saves Life of Texas 7th Grader


The life of a Texas 7th Grader was recently saved by 2 alert teachers and the use of CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator.  Here is video of the news story. 

In 2007 the American Heart Association helped pass a law that requires an AED in every school in the state. We know that CPR + AEDs = Saved Lives which is why we support AED placement in all public places and CPR training for everyone.

One of our main priorities will be to have all students trained in CPR so they can have the power to save a life. Heart attacks can occur anywhere, and when they do CPR and AEDs can dramatically increase the chance of survival. Help us educate lawmakers on this issue and let them know all students should know CPR.

Click Here to tell Lawmakers in your state to support CPR/AEDs in school.

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