The tragedy in Tucson is a reminder of how important it is for everyone to know first aid and CPR. The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross will be joining more than 100 Red Cross chapters nationwide to participate in Save-a-Life Saturday to honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and all those involved in the Tucson tragedy.
“As this tragic event unfolded, several bystanders knew these vital skills, which helped save the lives of many victims, including Congresswoman Giffords,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “This inspired us to offer this training in order to help save lives in communities nationwide.”
Save-A-Life Saturday will be held on March 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Headquarters/Disaster Operations Center 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. This 45 minute course will include instruction in hands-only CPR, controlling external bleeding and managing shock. All of these courses are FREE to the public and all are encouraged to participate.