Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 5000 people EVERYDAY in India. Effective bystander CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) provided immediately can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. 40% of these lives can be saved.
YCPR is a student led, Youth Bystander CPR Campaign that engages and empowers Indian youth to help save lives within their communities. It aims to create a network of bystander CPR trained youth, ready to administer life-saving treatment, when the need arises.
YCPR participants are certified and trained according to latest AHA guidelines, aided by doctors from Hinduja hospital and Healthspring community health centres.
Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. CPR is the process of artificially maintaining blood circulation to the brain when the heart stops beating due to heart attacks, accidents, drowning, choking, electrocution, poisoning etc. CPR, if administered immediately, can save almost 1 in 2 victims. Each minute’s delay in starting CPR reduces the victim’s chances of survival by 7 to 10%.
The youth of India can learn CPR and help between the time a person has experienced a heart attack and till they reach the hospital and get treated by a doctor.