Two Hands One Heart PledgePage

359,800 cardiac arrests occur annually in the U.S.

Effective CPR started immediately can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.

Unfortunately, less than 30% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.

Each year, less than 3% of the U.S. population receives training in CPR.

Our goal: to increase the amount of CPR certified individuals EVERYWHERE let's...

1. Make it KNOWN:
• Some people do not understand that early CPR in the event of a cardiac arrest can save a life.
• Statistics show that 70% of bystanders wait or do not perform CPR because they are afraid they will do it wrong. ANY CPR is better than no CPR.
• Over 80% of sudden cardiac arrests happen at home. These are your family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones that need YOUR help.
• Anyone with two hands is capable of performing CPR.
• Increasing bystander CPR has the potential to save over 100,000 lives annually.

2. Make it EASY
• The American Heart Association has ensured CPR training is easy to learn and follow for most individuals.
• Individuals seeking to be trained should easily be able to find a place to become certified in CPR.
• Refresher classes should be offered and easy to find for individuals that have already been trained but would like further practice.
• Individuals that are not seeking to be certified can still learn the basics of hands only CPR through easy walk-by information sessions.

3. Make it GLOBAL
• CPR should be required before graduation from high school (in all states).
• CPR should be required before college admission.
• Employees should offer and require CPR certification classes to their employees, regardless of their profession.

Take the pledge!

1. Individuals that are not trained in CPR will become trained within the next six months.
2. Individuals that are already trained in CPR will continuously educate themselves on CPR standards and guidelines.

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