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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


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.


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!


Irvine Burger Bar Launch New Defib!

02 Jul 2019

The Chuck Wagon of Irvine has just launched it’s brand new public access defib!


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!


Partnership Nominated for Star Marketing Awards!

23 Apr 2019

In collaboration with the Scottish Government, Leith Agency and Daysix, the partnership has been shortlisted for the Star Awards for use of marketing as a means of spreading CPR awareness in Scotland.


Save a Life for Scotland Goes Gaidhlig

11 Feb 2019

These pupils are spreading the message of life-saving CPR on the Isle of Lewis and beyond!


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 everyone can help save a life.



2 days ago

Happy #pancakeday! We think it's flipping important to learn CPR and here's a simple recipe to help save a life:
1) Call 999
2) Start CPR
3) Use a defibrillator if available
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6 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.

Check out the clip in the comments section below.

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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6 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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