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Many Hands make Light Work

Three years ago this June, the American Heart Association decided to take CPR to the streets. Literally… We outfitted a trailer, sourced a street team and began a cross-country campaign teaching Americans the two simple steps of Hands-OnlyTM CPR: Call 9-1-1 Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive” [...]

By |June 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA Staffer Lives the Mission, Saves Grandmother’s Life

Heartsaver Hero Awards are a special honor we give people who’ve used their CPR training to save a life. I’m always inspired by our Heartsaver Heroes, and it made me extra proud to recently recognize our own Mayur Patel, account manager for MD/DC/VA, with this special honor for saving his grandmother. Nothing makes me happier than to learn of how [...]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|10 Comments

World Congress of Cardiology Update

G’Day from Australia! Each year, the American Heart Association trains more than 14.5 million people around the world in CPR, first aid and advanced cardiovascular care. In addition to the domestic conferences we attend, we work tirelessly to spread our AHA mission to our international audience as well. One of the highlights at the World Congress of Cardiology meeting in [...]

By |May 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

CPR in Schools Continues Momentum

As we continue our efforts to produce future generations of lifesavers, I’d like to acknowledge some tremendous momentum we’ve gained during the most recent round of state legislative sessions since last fall. As a reminder, our CPR in Schools effort advocates for states to make CPR training - including the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) - a requirement [...]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Dana Vollmer Has the Heart of a Champion

On Sunday, July 29, 2012, Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer won the gold medal and set a world record in the 100-meter butterfly. Her victory goes beyond winning gold – she also defeated a heart condition that could have stopped her heart and her swimming career. When Dana Vollmer was 15 years old she began having dizzy spells. As a precaution, [...]

By |August 9th, 2012|EVP Spotlight|0 Comments

North Carolina Legislation Makes CPR a Graduation Requirement

I am thrilled to announce that CPR training is now a graduation requirement in the state of North Carolina!  House Bill 837, which will take effect in the 2014-15 school year, was signed yesterday by Governor Beverly Perdue (see photo to the right), who said, “I can think of nothing that we’ve done this year that has any more profound [...]

By |July 27th, 2012|EVP Spotlight|1 Comment