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Washington Do You Know How To Do Hands-Only CPR?

by Grace H. on Saturday, June 7, 2014

Last week was National CPR Awareness Week and I wanted to ask for your help.

Too few Washingtonians know how simple it is to learn and perform Hands-Only CPR—but with your help, we can change that.

Would you share this video PSA about Hands-Only CPR on Facebook? Educating your friends and family members is one of the best ways to spread the word.

SHARE THIS! Copy and paste this into your Facebook status:

WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? Last week was National CPR Awareness Week and every person in Washington should know Hands-Only CPR. Step 1: Call 9-1-1. Step 2: Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. You could save the life of a loved one or a stranger. Watch this video and please share. #HandsOnlyCPR - http://youtu.be/n5hP4DIBCEE

Unfortunately, national statistics show 90% of people that suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital don’t survive, and most people don’t know what to do in those emergency situations. But every person in Washington can learn Hands-Only CPR in a few short minutes, and be equipped to save the life of a loved one or a stranger.

That’s why we worked so hard to make Hands-Only CPR a requirement for all high school students in Washington. We recently celebrated the first academic year of the CPR being part of Health class requirement taking affect. This means an estimated 82,000 thousand new lifesavers are in our communities and that number will continue to grow every year.

If you’re not a Facebook user, you can still help! Just send out the message in an email to your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Thank you so much for your help.

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