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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 trained in CPR.
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Thank you for 2018 – bring on 2019!

31 Dec 2018

From shopping to sports centres, Commonwealth Games to the European Championships, schools to nurseries and Scottish Craft Butchers, This Morning TV appearances, MPs, MSPs and with the help of Carol Smilie, and The Proclaimers, together in 2018 we’ve taken the CPR message well over 500 miles linking communities across Scotland with one clear message, that […]

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18 Dec 2018

We are finishing off the year with great news!

Since beginning the Save a Life for Scotland campaign in 2015, our amazing partners and supporters have equipped more than 300,000 Scottish people with CPR skills. What a milestone!

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Partnership Wins Public Service Award

06 Dec 2018

At the 2018 Scottish Public Service Awards, the Save a Life for Scotland partnership, the Leith Agency, and Scottish Government won the Communications Award.

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Lucky2BHere saves 3 lives in 5 days!

05 Nov 2018

Scottish Charity, Lucky2BHere has been celebrating the saving of three Highlands & Islands lives in just five days. 

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Lanarkshire Saving Lives

14 Sep 2018

We have a guest blog post from Julie McQuade, a Clinical Skills Specialist in Lanarkshire, who trained 67 new lifesavers along with her team!

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Learn CPR at Go Live! at the Green

17 Jul 2018

We will be sharing CPR with YOU for 11 days straight at Go Live At Glasgow Green!

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From shopping to sports centres, Commonwealth Games to the European Championships, schools to nurseries and Scottish Craft Butchers, This Morning TV appearances, MPs, MSPs and with the help of Carol Smilie, and The Proclaimers, together in 2018 we’ve taken the CPR message well over 500 miles linking communities across Scotland with one clear message, that everyone can help save a life.

It has been a year of such brilliant variety with more and more opportunities for people to get CPR ready but it only happens when people come together and take action.

To every one of you who has spoken about CPR with friends, family or strangers, keep talking, each conversation matters.

To those who have helped pave the way for people to learn CPR, opening doors to communities, schools and businesses, thank you and please keep opening the doors for us all to reach as many people as possible.

To those who continue to bring life saving skills to our young folks across Scotland in Primary and Secondary schools, giving their time and energy to enable them to have skills for life and pass these on those around them, keep on keeping on to inspire our young people to be our strongest ambassadors.

To those who work in Public Service, the third sector or volunteer in their communities to respond with the aim of saving and preserving life, your work is essential and valued and at the heart of supporting and inspiring others to do so too. You keep the CPR message at the heart of communities where it belongs.

Everyone reaching people in their own unique way but with an eye on the same prize, helping more and more people in Scotland learn CPR skills. Lives have been saved in 2018 and may our resolution be for more folks to have the chance of survival.

Each one of you helps send a strong message to communities that their lives matter. Here’s to spreading that message further and wider together in 2019.

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Scottish Ambulance Service
Police Scotland
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
205 Scottish Field Hospital
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's First Aid
St John Scotland
RLSS UK Scottish Region
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
British Heart Foundation - Scotland
British Red Cross
Sandpiper Wildcat
BASICS Scotland
Lucky2BHere
Heartstart Discovery
Butchers At The Heart Of The Community
East Neuk First Responders
Airdrie First Responders
Saline First Responders
Sportscotland
Young Scot
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