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’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 trained


How we're doing it

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


2019 Rewind: A Year End Review

26 Dec 2019

What an incredible year 2019 has been!
Let’s rewind 2019 and look at some of the amazing accomplishments from this past year.


And the Award Goes To…

11 Dec 2019

On Friday, 22 November 2019, Save a Life for Scotland attended the Scottish Ambulance Service Awards where staff and volunteers across Scotland are celebrated for their commitment and support of the Ambulance Service’s mission to provide excellent patient care.


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.


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.


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.


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3 days ago

Welcome back to #DebunkFridays! A series where we examine portrayals of #CPR and #cardiacarrest in TV/film. Today, we’ll be looking at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle where Professor Oberon performs CPR on Seaplane McDonough.

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Professor Oberon may be an expert in cartography but his #CPR skills could use some work. When performing chest compressions, keep your arms straight and shoulders above your hands. Press down hard on the centre of the chest.
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3 days ago

We're so proud of the 1st Banchory Rainbows who learned lifesaving skills and how to keep people safe ❤️ Fantastic work Sandpiper Wildcat! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to the first installation of #debunkfridays! A series where we examine representations of #CPR and #cardiacarrest in TV/film. Today we'll look at the lack of cardiac arrest scenes where someone calls emergency services. Featuring case study #Riverdale with Archie saving Cheryl from the water.

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We need to spread some CPR awareness at Riverdale High. Neither Betty, Jughead, Veronica or Archie thought to call emergency services. We're proud of Archie for starting CPR but you or someone nearby should always call 999 in the event of a cardiac arrest.
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