Be CPR Smart

The American Heart Association is working to pass state laws that will assure all students are trained in life-saving CPR before they graduate from high school.


Why is CPR training so crucial? Behind every face is the answer.

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Let’s save more lives. Let’s train the next generation of lifesavers. Let’s teach America’s students to Be CPR Smart.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S.—but when ordinary people, not just doctors and EMTs, are equipped with the skills to perform CPR, the survival rate can double, or even triple.

Help us add thousands of lifesavers to our communities. Join us in supporting legislation that will ensure all students learn CPR before they graduate from high school.