Celebrating the Ultimate Gift of Life -- Through Organ Donation
In celebration of national Donate Life Month, Allegheny General Hospital's Transplant Program brought families of organ donors, living donors and transplant recipients together for a beautiful ceremony recognizing all of those who have bestowed the gift of life to another human being through organ donation. KDKA's David Crawley was there and put together a wonderful tribute these heroic individuals. Watch it here! Learn more about our services at: http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/tran...
Give Your Loved Ones a Great Valentine's Day Gift - Learn CPR
Free Classes Scheduled at West Penn Allegheny STAR Center Feb. 9
PITTSBURGH – The West Penn Allegheny Health System STAR Center and the Community College of Allegheny County Public Safety Institute will provide free Heartsaver CPR and AED training to the community on Saturday, Feb. 9, in honor of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month.
Courses are two hours long; the first class begins at 9 a.m. and the last class at 3 p.m. No registration is required and course completion cards will be issued on the day of the course.
Courses will be held at the STAR Center, Pittsburgh’s only accredited simulation training center, located at 4900 Friendship Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood.
About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved, according to the American Heart Association. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.
AEDs, or Automated External Defibrillators, are lightweight, portable devices that deliver electrical shocks through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular rhythm and allow a normal heart rhythm to resume in sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are often placed in public areas and can be used by nonmedical people to respond to a medical emergency.
For more information on the free classes, contact the STAR Center at 412.578.5476.
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