Jackson Carlaw MSP has thrown his weight behind British Heart Foundation Scotland’s nation of live savers campaign.
The main aim of the campaign was to secure a commitment from all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities that every pupil in the secondary schools present in their local area would receive training in lifesaving CPR skills.
The British Heart Foundation have advised that this objective has been achieved in fewer than 12 months and campaigners have engaged closely with councils to assist them in developing CPR programmes for secondary schools.
For every cardiac arrest in Scotland that occurs outside of a hospital, the survival rate stands at just 1 in 12 demonstrating the importance of ensuring more people are given the opportunity to learn life-saving CPR skills.
Mr Carlaw completed his own CPR training with the British Heart Foundation at the Scottish Parliament in September 2018.
Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said:
“Equipping more people in Scotland with vital CPR skills can save lives.
“That’s why I support the British Heart Foundation’s nation of life savers campaign to ensure that every secondary school pupil in Scotland has an opportunity to undertake training in CPR.
“I was delighted to join MSP colleagues to welcome the success of the campaign at the Scottish Parliament.”
“I myself participated in a CPR training programme last September and I would encourage everyone living in Eastwood to sign up and potentially become a lifesaver."