30 Jul 2012
Quick Action By AHA Staff Member Saves a Life in Pennsylvania
National Walking Day 2012 (April 4) was a rewarding and life-changing day for Wade Markel, the American Heart Association's Senior Division Director in Lancaster, PA. As Wade was enjoying his 5:30 a.m. workout at the gym, he heard commotion and noise...
30 Jul 2012
You Can Be CPR Smart
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the US—but bystander CPR can double or triple the survival rate. How do we raise the number of CPR-trained bystanders? Train students in CPR before they graduate high school. Help us...
19 Jul 2012
Share Your Story: Olivia Q
Olivia Q Winthrop, MA More than two-dozen first-graders were squealing and bouncing balls on a mid-February morning in the gym in an East Boston school when six-year-old Olivia suddenly collapsed. No one saw it coming. The little girl with the...
19 Jul 2012
Karen Acompora, New York
This is my son Louis. On March 25, 2000, Louis, played in his first high school lacrosse game. After blocking what appeared to be a routine shot with his chest, Louis took a few steps and collapsed on the field....
6 Jun 2012
Save a life with hands-only CPR
Got a minute? That’s all you need to learn how to save someone’s life. Celebrate National CPR Awareness Week by watching our Hands-Only CPR instructional video below and sharing it with your friends and family. View here.
4 Jun 2012
Apps - Pocket First Aid & CPR
This downloadable app provides quick, concise and clear first aid and CPR instructions from a user’s smartphone that can help a user save a life in the event of an emergency. This is the same app that helped save a...
24 May 2012
CPR in Schools Victory in Vermont!
Hard work pays off. After 6 months of lobbying lawmakers in Vermont, 8thgrader Tommy Watson and many other AHA volunteers were successful in having Governor Shumlin sign a bill to include CPR and AED instruction in health education courses. By...
4 May 2012
CPR in Schools Victory in Minnesota!
On April 23, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a law that will ensure that everyone who graduates from high school will be trained in hands-only CPR. With this bill, Minnesota students between grades 7 and 12 will receive hands-only CPR...
24 Apr 2012
CPR in Schools Victory in Tennessee!
Aimed to prepare more Tennesseans to respond in emergency instances of sudden cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association urged the Tennessee General Assembly to add hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to the high school lifetime wellness school curriculum that already...
30 Mar 2012
Are you CPR Smart?
When Derek, a high school senior, learned CPR at school, he didn’t think he’d have a chance to use it so soon, and he certainly didn’t think he’d get that chance while shopping for his prom tux. But shortly after...