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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

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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

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CPR Week in Maryland

June 1 – 7 was National CPR Week and through our CPR Life is Why sponsor, LifeBridge Health, we began to deliver CPR in School kits to local schools in Maryland. CareFirst also made it possible for us to donate CPR kits to the Public Housing Authority in Baltimore City. This donation from LifeBridge Health

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South Carolina to require students to learn CPR

We’re excited to share some big wins for the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate this month! Last Thursday, South Carolina advocates and staff celebrated as Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation requiring CPR training as part of the high school health education curriculum, making South Carolina the 30th state to do so. The law will be known as Ronald Rouse’s

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Jenny’s dramatic cardiac arrest story is the stuff of nightmares

Driving in Atlanta last May, she went into sudden cardiac arrest. The notion of losing complete control on an open road is horrifying enough. But considering her young age – 42 – it’s that much more shocking. Also surprising is the notion that Jenny doesn’t remember a thing about the entire day. Not the emails

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Thanks to CPR, fireman-husband saves life of his cardiac-nurse-wife | blog.heart.org

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Thanks to CPR, fireman-husband saves life of his cardiac-nurse-wife | blog.heart.org Tawnya and her husband came to our Mid-Atlantic Affiliate AHA All-Staff meeting in August to share their personal story.  While Tawnya was talking onstage, her heart went out of rhythm and her internal defibrillator shocked her twice. Needless to say,

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Maryland CPR Bill Success!

Last week Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Breanna’s bill, legislation requiring CPR as a graduation requirement, joining Virginia and North Carolina who have passed similar CPR in Schools legislation. The advocacy wins over the past few years are making a huge impact on the cardiovascular health of communities across the MAA. Take a look at