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National CPR & AED Awareness Week

Posted Jun 02 2009 5:12pm

Matt, a senior offensive tackle, felt like his chest exploded when he collapsed on the sidelines at his high school football game. Quick action by his parents who knew cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the availability of an onsite automated external defibrillator (AED) saved his life.

The first week of June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week! To celebrate this week devoted to saving lives, the American Heart Association has set an aggressive goal of training ONE MILLION people during the month of June! And they need YOUR help to meet this goal.

Visit www.cprweek.org today for all of the information you will need to get trained.

Advocate for CPR training and AED access by showing your support for the Josh Miller HEARTS Act. Congress is currently considering the bill which would establish a grant program to help schools purchase AEDs, and provide training for their use as part of an overall emergency medical response plan, to respond to cases of sudden cardiac arrest on school grounds.

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