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High School Graduates Prepared to Save a Life

It's graduation season, and the American Heart Association and You're the Cure couldn't be more excited to celebrate this year's high school graduates. 


These bright young people not only bring fresh energy and ideas to our communities, workplaces and universities; in 32 states, they are prepared to save a life if someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest.

We've been working to pass laws around the country that require students be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before high school graduation. Check out the map below to see where your state stands. Are you in one of the 32 states already teaching this life-saving skill? If not, visit to pledge your support and get involved in a local campaign.

We're already seeing 1.8 million lifesavers graduate each year! Who will put us over the 2 million mark? Maybe your state will be next!


UPDATE: Now 34 states have passed CPR in schools legislation, meaning over 2 million students will be trained lifesavers. Check out for the latest updates. 

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