Save a Life for Scotland

Every year over 3,500 people around Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service after having a cardiac arrest. Unfortunately only around 1 in 12 people will survive.

Starting CPR saves lives.

Doing CPR can at least double the chances of survival. So let’s be ready. We’re asking you to say ‘I’ll do it’ and be one of 500,000 people in Scotland getting CPR ready.
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So far we've trained

508,497

How we're doing it

500,000 Ways to Save a Life

16 Oct 2019

In October 2015 we set out on a journey together as a partnership to raise awareness of cardiac arrest and help people living in Scotland get CPR ready. At the time, the target of reaching 500,000 seemed a long way off. However, with the hard work and dedication of the fantastic Save a Life for […]

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Killing the Stigma That’s Killing Women

08 Oct 2019

In Scotland, women make up 36% of all out of hospital cardiac arrests. This amounts to 1,200 women per year. However, studies have shown that across the board, women are less likely than men to receive CPR when in cardiac arrest: Women are more likely to arrest at home rather than in public, so there […]

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Kilmarnock Pub Donate Life-Saving Defibs to Community

30 Jul 2019

Brass and Granite pub, Kilmarnock embarked on an ambitious programme in 2018 to donate life saving defibrillators to their local community. Their “Gift of Life” Project has, so far, seen the donation of 14 defibs to community groups, schools, Police Scotland, Aldi supermarket and to local housing estates. The impact of their project has been […]

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Edinburgh Butcher Installs Public Access Defibrillator

26 Jul 2019

In collaboration with St John Scotland, another Scottish Craft Butcher has joined the Butchers at the Heart of the Community initiative! Saunderson’s Butchers of Tollcross, Edinburgh have unveiled their brand new defib, which is available to the public 24 hours a day. In an out of hospital cardiac arrest, early defibrillation is key to improving […]

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Irvine Burger Bar Launch New Defib!

02 Jul 2019

The Chuck Wagon of Irvine has just launched it’s brand new public access defib! Owner Andy McKeen has been fundraising through the public and local businesses in order to put this life-saving defib in place. The community came together to raise over £2,000 for the defib. With the next nearest defib being over 3 miles […]

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01 May 2019

Every person counts because each life matters. We’ve been counting a lot of numbers over the past month so that we can share with you this fantastic milestone that we’ve reached together! In October 2015 we set a goal to reach 500,000 people across Scotland with CPR skills by 2020 and it felt a long […]

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