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Join the Nation of Lifesavers

You could be the difference between life and death for someone experiencing a cardiac event. Be ready to act by learning Hands-Only CPR.

New Damar Hamlin PSA kicks off a lifesaving football season

Damar Hamlin, national ambassador to the American Heart Association’s Nation of Lifesavers movement, encourages all fans to learn lifesaving skill.

Watch this video to learn Hands-Only CPR in 60 Seconds

CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival! Watch this video to learn the 2 easy steps of Hands-Only CPR.

Encourage your friends and family to join the Nation of Lifesavers

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Teach your friends and family CPR at home

Learn and practice CPR at home with CPR Anytime®. The AHA’s Adult & Child CPR Anytime® Kit contains everything you need to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED awareness, and choking relief in about 20 minutes.

Take an online course

You never know when you'll need to save a life. With Faster, Flexible and Quality CPR & First Aid Training, the American Heart Association can help make sure you are ready with a variety of courses designed to prepare you for real life situations.

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National Football League and Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, cardiac arrest survivor and founder of the Chasing M’s Foundation, is the first member of the Nation of Lifesavers, and will serve as the National Ambassador for the movement.

“CPR saved my life on the field, and it could save your life or the life of someone you love,“ said Hamlin. “Learning Hands-Only CPR is a simple process and can be the difference between life and death. I share the American Heart Association’s commitment to creating future generations of lifesavers.”

CPR Resources and Support

Explore our library of CPR resources, including instructional videos, articles, and the latest guidelines.

Check out our playlist of songs between 100 and 120 beats per minute

The American Heart Association has teamed up with the Elevance Health Foundation to teach Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR. All songs in our 'Don't Drop the Beat' playlist are between 100 - 120 beats per minute, the same rate at which you should perform compressions when administering CPR.


Stories of Survival

Watch Shelby and Justin's CPR stories of survival, and share your own with us.

Save Stories Video - Shelby’s Story

Shelby Baker, a teen from Downs, Illinois, saved her dad with CPR when he collapsed at home. Watch how learning CPR in school can help to save lives.

Save Stories Video - Justin’s Story

One day while playing in his backyard, a ball hit Justin in the chest in the exact location, at the exact millisecond of his heart’s rhythm, to send his heart into a fatal rhythm. This is a condition known as commotio cordis, a type of cardiac arrest. Thankfully, Justin’s friends and family acted quickly instead of freezing in fear.

Share Your Story


Tell us about your experience as a CPR survivor or rescuer. We want to recognize heroes that have stepped in to save a life.