Kellyville – The American Heart Association received a generous donation from Webco Industries, a manufacturer with facilities in Sand Springs, and Kellyville, OK. The funds provided CPR in Schools Training Kits for Berryhill High School, Kellyville High School and Mannford High School. The CPR in Schools Kits were presented to each school.
This donation comes after the State of Oklahoma signed the CPR in Schools bill into law requiring all Oklahoma students to have CPR training prior to high school graduation. Each training kit is designed to teach the core skills of CPR in less than 30 minutes and serve as a sustainable resource for hundreds of local students.
“We are so grateful to have Webco Industries partner with us to provide these resources for local schools. These kits equip hundreds of students, each year, with this lifesaving skill,” said Hannah Sipes, Heart Ball Director for the American Heart Association.
“I am so pleased to see our graduates have this life skill. We’re confident that they will be able to step-up and save a life if someone needs help,” said Jill McKinney, RN Certifies Parent Educator for Mannford Schools.
Nearly 424,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, with less than 11 percent of victims surviving. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. A sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack; it occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. It is because of these reasons that the American Heart Association is working tirelessly to make sure the bystander rate in Oklahoma increases and more people are educated on how to accurately and successfully perform CPR.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.