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Do You Know How to do Hands-Only CPR?


Guest Blogger: Sarah Higginbotham, Oregon Government Relations Director

Last week was National CPR Awareness Week and there’s one important thing you can do to save more lives this month.  

Too few Oregonians know how simple it is to learn and perform Hands-Only CPR—but with your help, we can change that.

Would you share this video PSA about Hands-Only CPR on Facebook? Educating your friends and family members is one of the best ways to spread the word.

You can copy and paste this message into your Facebook status: 

WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? Last week was National CPR Awareness Week and every Oregonian should know Hands-Only CPR. Step 1: Call 9-1-1. Step 2: Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. You could save the life of a loved one or a stranger. Watch this video and please share. #HandsOnlyCPR #OregonCPRweek -

Unfortunately, 90% of people that suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital don’t survive, and most people don’t know what to do in those emergency situations. But every Oregonian can learn Hands-Only CPR in a few short minutes, and be equipped to save the life of a loved one or a stranger.

That’s why we’re working right now to make Hands-Only CPR a requirement for all Oregon high school students. Doing so would put 45,000 new lifesavers into our communities every year.

If you’re not a Facebook user, you can still help! Just send out the message in an email to your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

I’d love to hear from you—so please send me a note to let me know you’ve shared this important message and why it matters to you. You can email me at [email protected], or just click reply to this email.

Thanks so much for your help.

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