Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should!

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one.

No family can rely on 911 alone. When someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, he or she typically can survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen can result in brain damage or death.

Accidental injuries, including choking and drowning, are the leading cause of death in children -- and send over 16 million kids a year to the emergency room.

Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.

Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.

Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.

The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

CPR saves lives. Statistics show that the earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chances of survival. 

CPR can buy extra time for your loved one, until professional help can arrive, by artificially circulating oxygen to the brain.

The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough.