Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 23, 2012 12:42 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 1:11 PM EDT
Photo Courtesy Of The American Heart Association
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The American Heart Association wants to make sure you know how to save a life with CPR.
The association along with UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia will host a free “Hands-Only CPR” training session Friday in the Charleston area.
The session will take place at the clubhouse conference room at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first 30 people to come out will receive a free copy of the CPR Anytime kit (a $30 value) and a free ticket to the West Virginia Power game scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.
According to a release from West Virginia's chapter of the American Heart Association, emergency first responders throughout our state face serious challenges of distance and time — time that’s already in short supply when cardiac arrest strikes. Without any form of CPR, a person’s odds of surviving cardiac arrest decrease 7 percent to 10 percent with each passing minute.
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