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.



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