Some key facts about cardiac arrest:
- Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating, suddenly and without warning
- Over 1000 people suffer cardiac arrest each year in Philadelphia
- Over 80% of people who suffer cardiac arrest do not survive
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the key to survival – it can even TRIPLE the chance of survival – but it needs to be delivered immediately by members of the public before the ambulance arrives. Yet most people don’t know how to perform CPR.
The Mobile CPR project is designed to bring CPR to everyone in Philadelphia, for free – but we need your help. To learn more, check out the video below that describes our work, and donate here!
A survivor’s story: meet Todd
Todd was 27 years old when his heart stopped beating. Luckily, he was outdoors along the banks of the Schuylkill River, and a passerby rushed to his side to help. Recognizing that Todd was in trouble, that hero performed CPR…. and Todd made a full recovery. After he left the hospital, he went back to work and his life – and recently was married to the woman of his dreams! If more people learned CPR, we could save more people just like Todd.
Support the Mobile CPR Project’s continuing mission to train member of the Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Community in Hands-only CPR! Your donation will directly support our training and outreach efforts.
BECOME A “CPR HERO” AND HELP PHILLY SAVE LIVES
by donating here!