Friday, March 6, 2015

Port Richmond High School Now CPR Smart 
by Larissa Poliseno

     Port Richmond High School has recently become the first CPR smart school.  As a part of the physical education and health program, The American Heart Association will give free CPR training to students. The American Heart Association donated equipment that will allow multiple students to be able to perform CPR at once. According to Melinda Murray, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of victims of cardiac arrest do not survive, because they don't receive CPR in time. Melinda Murray Stated “Our mission is to help ensure that anyone who suffers cardiac arrest in New York City has a better shot at surviving - and to have CPR education in our schools is key to making this happen!" Borough President James Oddo is supporting Port Richmond becoming CPR smart and said that he hopes “this will inspire other Staten Island high schools to follow suit and get CPR training resources for their students."

Courtesy of SI Live

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