CPR and AED Awareness Week June 1-7

May 27, 2010 - Every second counts. When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, effective bystander CPR can double a victim’s chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association. And an automated external defibrillator (AED) provides CPR feedback and delivers a shock if needed. Without getting CPR and an AED to the victim quickly, the chance of survival is only 5%.

Join us in celebrating CPR and AED Awareness Week, initiated by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.  You have the power to save a life in your hands. And since 80% of victims of sudden cardiac arrest collapse at home the person you may save is most likely to be someone you love. 

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