Why learning Hands-Only CPR is the best gift you can give your loved ones

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. About 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home and as one study reports, the holiday season is prime time for them to occur as cardiac [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Greater Washington Region, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia|0 Comments

Community Celebrates a Life Saved by Teaching Hands-Only CPR

Midlands, SC - On October 10, Josh Boyd was playing a pick-up game of basketball with a couple of friends and two members of the Columbia Fire Department.   As an athletic senior at Richland Northeast High School and Quarterback of the football team, no one would have imagined what would happen during the game. After missing a shot and running [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: CPR, South Carolina|0 Comments

Donations and Laws Help Certify Students in CPR

Raleigh, NC - Thanks to the work of our Advocacy department, North Carolina became the fifth state in the country to pass legislation requiring high school students to take CPR training before they graduate from high school. Spectrum News anchor Caroline Blair sat down with Anne Miller, the executive director in the Raleigh office, for an in depth look at [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: CPR, North Carolina|0 Comments

North Carolina A&T Students in Greensboro to Lead American Heart Association CPR Effort

Triad, NC - In addition to their regular fall classes starting last week, 60 North Carolina A&T State University students spent a morning learning how to save a life. In partnership with the AHA, NC A&T purchased 12 CPR in Schools Kits to train students to become ambassadors and facilitators to teach Hands-Only CPR on their campus and in the [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: CPR, North Carolina|0 Comments

Celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week

National CPR and AED Awareness Week – June 1– 7, 2018 – aims to raise awareness and increase the number of people who perform CPR in cardiac arrest emergencies. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Only about 46 percent of people who experience [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: CPR, Greater Washington Region, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia|0 Comments

VCU Child Care Worker Recieves Heartsaver Hero Award

Stephanie and her daughter Evie On Feb. 22, 2018, Earlena Foskey, a childcare provider at VCU Health Child Care Center, administered CPR to Evie Louka, a 13-month old who became unconscious and unresponsive while in her classroom. Thanks to this heroic act, Evie is alive and doing very well. During a surprise award ceremony at the child care [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Survivor Stories, Virginia|0 Comments

NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee Meeting

On January 27, the NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee met in Morrisville to celebrate the successes of the 2016-2017 Committee and install the 2018-2019 Committee.  The committee learned about the concepts of collective impact, took an in-depth look at the state of tobacco control in North Carolina, and held small group discussions about the health of their own communities. The [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Categories: CPR, North Carolina, You're The Cure|0 Comments

Piedmont Natural Gas Gifts CPR in Schools Kits to 12 Guilford County High Schools

In Partnership with the American Heart Association and Guilford County Schools, Piedmont Natural Gas gifted cost-saving and life-saving equipment to 12 Guilford County high schools at the Principals Meeting on March 1. Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Piedmont Natural Gas, 12 Guilford County high school principals received a CPR in Schools Training Kit for their school to [...]

By |March 2nd, 2018|Categories: CPR, North Carolina|0 Comments

Over 2,000 Midlands Residents Trained in Hands-Only CPR

This fall, the Midlands team hosted a series of Hands-Only CPR trainings that led to over 2,000 individuals learning this life-saving skill.  Trainings took place at Soda City, the South Carolina State Fair, the City of Columbia Fire Department and at several local companies across the region.  In addition, a locally produced CPR video was played during half-time at a [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: CPR, South Carolina|0 Comments

Columbia, SC Survivor Spotlight – Bob Coble

On April 15, 2015 former Mayor of Columbia, Bob Coble, collapsed at the South Carolina State House.  He didn’t know it at the time, but he was having a heart attack- the widowmaker. Bystanders were quick to respond, started CPR, and accessed the AED. After 6 bypass surgeries, he is now an active volunteer for the American Heart Association and [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: CPR, South Carolina, Survivor Stories|0 Comments