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CPR/AED Awareness Week

Today is the first day of CPR/AED Awareness Week! Here at the Red Cross, we talk every day about the importance of getting trained for emergencies. However, this week we want to turn the spotlight on our readers and give you all a chance to share your thoughts on preparedness. Have you gotten trained for CPR before? Have you needed to use your training to save someone’s life?

Let us know in through a comment below, or better yet, head on over to our Facebook page to participate in our contest. We are giving away brand new First Aid and CPR for Everyone kits, which contain materials to help you learn Compression Only CPR. The kit isn’t intended as a substitute for a formal training course, but it is a great way to get started and motivated to learn more.

To participate in the contest and hear what everyone else has to say about their CPR-related experiences, head on over to our official American Red Cross Facebook page.

Lastly, remember to check out these resources this week, and help spread the word about CPR/AED Awareness week.

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  1. Happy CPR/AED Awareness Week! My 11 year old daughter’s life was saved on March 8th, 2010 when she experienced Sudden Cardiac Arrest during gym class at school. Thanks to her gym teacher, school nurse, and art teacher/EMT, who administered CPR and used the onsite AED within minutes, she is healthy and happy today! We’r…e so thankful for the heroes in her school, but heroes are trained… Please get CPR/AED training so you will be ready to save a life! I would love to win CPR Anywhere kits for my daughter’s teachers and school. We hope to promote CPR training for all teachers and all high school students… it’s a journey, but it’s worth it!

  2. I finally got re-certified for my CPR card a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t believe how much I had forgotten in the 10+ years since I last took the course. I was also impressed with a few of the new techniques, and that we got to train on the defib machine. Hopefully I’ll never have to use it, but I’m glad to get the refresher in case I do. That’s a great kit to have on hand as well.

  3. Lots of lives could be saved annually if more people, especially parents, took the time to get CPR certification. You just never know when you might need it. How many people would know what do to if they came across and adult that was on the ground and not breathing. Or if it were an infant? Well worth the couple of classes and costs to be safer than sorry.