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Illinois is 27th state to require CPR in Schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association this week confirmed Illinois as the 27th state to adopt the AHA’s CPR in Schools program to provide lifesaving training to middle school and high school students.

With the addition of Illinois, states representing more than half of the U.S. population have […]

September 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |1 Comment

New York Regents finalize CPR in Schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dominic Murray’s room in Queens is the same as it was when he left for college in 2009.

He never lived in that room again – he died of sudden cardiac arrest on Oct. 7 that year.

On Thursday, Dominic’s mother, Melinda Murray, traveled to Albany, New […]

September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment

North Dakota becomes 25th state to require CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Half of all states now require students to learn CPR before high school graduation.

Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, nearly 7,000 North Dakota students each year will graduate with CPR training under their belts, following a curriculum standards update recently adopted by the state’s Department […]

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |1 Comment

CPR program expected to train 1 million students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 330,000 middle school students in low-income areas learned CPR during the last school year through a nationwide American Heart Association program supported by Ross Dress for Less.

One middle school near each of the more than 1,100 Ross Dress for Less stores received a […]

August 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

5-year-old’s legacy: CPR in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Madison McCarthy died from sudden cardiac arrest at age 5. She would have turned 19 on July 21.

Every year on Madison’s birthday, her parents and two brothers, 17-year-old Michael and 11-year-old Ryan, do something to remember her: a picnic at her grave or watching the […]

San Francisco school district to require CPR training to graduate

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

San Francisco Unified School District will require all students to learn CPR to graduate.

Passed unanimously by the school board in late May, the requirement will begin with the 2015-2016 school year.

Fewer than half of the roughly 326,000 Americans who have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital […]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |2 Comments

Indiana removes opt-out provision for CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Indiana high school students will be required to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation under new state legislation signed into law Thursday that gets rid of a provision that had allowed schools to opt out of CPR training.

Indiana began requiring CPR training in schools last year with the […]

May 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |2 Comments

Delaware adds CPR to school health curriculum

High school students in Delaware will learn how to perform CPR as part of their graduation requirements under a curriculum change recently adopted by the state’s Board of Education.

The move makes Delaware the 20th state requiring CPR training as a high school graduation requisite and will mean nearly 8,500 […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: After losing teenage son, family promotes CPR training in high school

No matter the sport, 14-year-old Burke Cobb loved to compete.

The oldest of three boys, Burke played football, basketball, lacrosse and was a swim team member. With all that energy and activity, his mom, Marla Cobb, considered him perfectly healthy.

Until July 19, 2012.
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Burke started the day working out with the […]

Governor signs CPR in Schools legislation moving it to next stage

Editors note: Story updated Nov. 4 to reflect that Delaware became 20th state to require CPR in Schools.

New York moved closer this week toward having CPR in Schools after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a revised CPR in Schools bill.

The new law, signed Tuesday, calls for the commissioner of the […]