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 10 people will survive.

Starting CPR saves lives.

Doing CPR can at least double the chances of survival. So let’s be ready. We’ve asked you to say ‘I’ll do it’ and be one of 500,000 people in Scotland to get CPR ready. Together we have reached our goal, a whole year early! This is an amazing accomplishment but the Save a Life for Scotland partnership is not slowing down as we enter our last year!
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So far we've equipped

640,790

How we're doing it

12 Oct 2020

Scotland, it’s a funny time. Everything Is different but everything is still the same. You still speak to your granny but you chat to her on Zoom. You still go to the shops but everyone’s in a mask. Do you know what else is the same but different? CPR.

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CPR Kid Researcher

22 Sep 2020

It’s the start of a new school year and although things might be a little bit different, CPR is just as important as ever. We already know that kids are the best teachers, so we’ve made some tools to help kids “pay it forward” and teach others their CPR skills.

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Champions Award Recipient – Heartstart Coordinator Sheenah Nelson

31 Jul 2020

Congratulations to Heartstart Coordinator, Sheenah Nelson for receiving the Rotary Champions Award in recognition of her dedication to teaching people emergency lifesaving skills and by campaigning to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes!

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Working in Partnership

08 Jun 2020

As we continue to navigate the waters of a pandemic, we increasingly recognise the importance of working in partnership and providing support to one another during these difficult times.

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06 Apr 2020

At the core of Save a Life for Scotland, we are a public health campaign that facilitates the work of a partnership with a common ambition to save lives and a firm belief that everyone has the power to help save lives in their own hands.

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CPR Superheroes!

03 Jan 2020

Volunteers from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service joined forces to spread the life-saving message of CPR

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Don't forget this #halloween that it's frightfully easy to help to save a life! Call 999 ➡ Start #CPR ➡ Use a #defibrillator if available. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for the final installment of Resus-O-Ween 🦇 🎃! Let's kill the stigma that's killing women and #givehercpr. We discuss some of the reasons why women are less likely to receive CPR and clear up any misconceptions.

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Welcome back to Resus-O-Ween 🦇 🎃! The fear of doing #CPR incorrectly often stems from a lack of confidence. Today we'll touch on confidence and provide an important reminder that you won't be alone! Your 999 call handler will talk you through CPR and stay with you until the ambulance arrives.

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