Sheffield Wednesday supports ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign
Sheffield Wednesday displayed their support for the ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign at Hillsborough last Saturday.
Teaming up with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, the aim of the campaign is to encourage fans to learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Jason Carlyon, Community Engagement Manager with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “There have been many high profile cardiac arrests among professional footballers in recent years, including Christian Eriksen, Fabrice Muamba, Glenn Hoddle and David Ginola, as well as fans at football stadiums, and we have all seen how the quick reaction of witnesses has undoubtedly saved their lives.
“But not everyone is as lucky. In the UK, only 10% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital survive, partly because they don’t receive early CPR and defibrillation.”
Before their League one clash versus Cheltenham Town, players wore a t-shirt with the message ‘Learn CPR. Save a Life.’
Members of the ambulance service taught vital CPR s to supporters at the stadium.
Cardiac arrests can affect anyone at any time and without early the person will not survive.
Mr Carlyon added: “It is vital that we give people the confidence and skills to perform CPR in this ultimate medical emergency and we are delighted that Sheffield Wednesday are supporting our campaign and helping us to achieve our goal of saving more lives.”
You can find out how to perform CPR here.