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Hands-Only CPR: Don’t just stand there. Do something!


From the American Heart Association:

CPR. A lifesaving action.

When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get that help. Most bystanders are worried that they might do something wrong or make things worse. That’s why the AHA has simplified things.

Don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help.

It’s not normal to see an adult suddenly collapse, but if you do, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. Take a minute and look around this site and invite your friends! Increasing the number of people who know about Hands-OnlyTM CPR will increase the chance that someone can help when an adult suddenly collapses, and more lives can be saved.

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Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Thousands of Americans will be wearing red to draw attention to this startling fact:

Over 430,000 women are silenced each year by cardiovascular disease – and most of these deaths are preventable.

I’m writing because I hope you’ll wear something red tomorrow to honor those women – and that you’ll help fund the research and programs that can save them.

Today, we’re launching a Go Red & Give campaign. One week, one goal: $100,000 to keep our sisters, mothers, daughters and wives safe.

Give a gift today and support our education, outreach and research programs to help save women’s lives.

Your donation could help keep someone you love safe from the #1 killer disease in the U.S.

Nearly every minute, another woman succumbs to cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association is fighting back, and we need your help. Wear red tomorrow – and donate today to help save women’s lives.

Our goal: $100,000 by next Friday. Donate at:  http://tiny.cc/R8ESz

Big or small, your gift can help put information in the hands of more women – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.

The American Heart Association is also a major funder of breakthrough research with $44 million invested in women-centered research in just the past five years.

But we can only save lives with your help.

Please donate what you can. Every dollar will help us reach our $100,000 goal by midnight February 12th.

Thank you for showing your support tomorrow by participating in National Wear Red Day – and thank you for your generosity.


Nancy Brown

Chief Executive Officer

American Heart Association