Here, an email to Mike from the BHF.
The BHF Advocacy and Policy team have asked me to pass along this message to you and your Heart Support Group to support our call for all young people to have CPR training by the time they leave school.
Best friends Huw and Giorgio describe themselves as ordinary teenagers. But they have an extraordinary, lifesaving, skill. They know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
On a night out in Merthyr Tydfil, they used their CPR skills to help save a man’s life. He’d collapsed and was having a cardiac arrest, but with Huw and Giorgio’s quick action he was kept alive.
Today, if you suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital in Wales, the reality is you’re unlikely to survive. We’re leading the fight to change this. We need more people like Huw and Giorgio who are trained and ready to take action. Ahead of May’s election we’re asking your candidates to support our call for all young people to have CPR training by the time they leave secondary school.
We’re holding an event as part of our ‘Back the Beat’ campaign next Thursday, 25 February to show them how they can ensure that more people survive cardiac arrest and how easy it is to learn CPR.
More than 30,000 people in the UK suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital each year. Less than one in ten survive. Through life saving research and our campaign to train the nation in CPR we’re committed to improving chances of survival.
If you’d like more information please contact Ruth Coombs (Head of BHF Cymru) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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