The campaign which will be held across a number of football venues and centers across Bahrain over a period of two months will provide members with the necessary training to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at the scene of a heart attack or cardiac arrest in just 20 minutes and aims to provide the training to over 1000 people.
Commenting on the campaign, Malaeb’s COO Yasser AbdulAziz said, “Over the past couple of years there has sadly been a number deaths at football fields due to sudden cardiac arrests suffered by young healthy players, having someone trained at CPR could have prevented some of these until medical services arrive at the scene”.
“We therefore feel that we have an obligation to raise awareness within our community and to help train as many people as possible on how to perform CPR especially since it only takes 20 minutes to provide the necessary training.”
Sarah AlShehabi speaking on behalf of Heroes for Hearts, “this initiative is important to me as it merges two things I’ve very passionate about. As a medical student, it saddens me to see the lack of awareness in the community; people fail to realize how easy it is to provide CPR, and that by doing so they are literally saving a life by buying the person time until the paramedics arrive.”
“Our goal as Heroes for Hearts is to increase the rate of bystander CPR, by changing the dynamic of those trained in CPR from one that largely encompasses healthcare professionals, to one that encompasses all members of the community. It brings me pleasure to work alongside Malaeb in providing the necessary steps in empowering the Bahraini community.”
If interested, you can register using the link here. And for more information on the sessions, you can contact 66996000, 36638800 or 32194101
Malaeb is a Sports Community Mobile App that provides its users with a platform to book sports venues and to organize and join pick up matches across the GCC.
Heroes for Hearts, Inc (H4H) is a non-profit student-led organization providing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training for any and all community members free-of-cost.