After surviving cardiac arrest during a routine game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Bills safety Damar Hamlin has now teamed up with the National Heart Association to teach others the first aid technique that saved his life.
Hamlin’s #3forHeart CPR Challenge has a three-step process. First, he encourages people to learn CPR by visiting heart.org/3. Second, he asks people to donate to the American Heart Association to fund education and training. Finally, he hopes people will tag three friends and ask others to do the same.
CPR Instructor Karen Springs says having a booth at the NFL Fan Experience is crucial because it gives people a chance to get real-life practice. “A lot of times folks are scared if they see an emergency unraveling. Like ‘What do I do? I don’t know how to do it.’”
Springs encourages folks to follow a beat of 100 to 120 beats per minute but says, “Since folks aren’t metronomes, we like to help them to have a song, and one of those happens to be ‘Stayin’ alive.’”
To learn more about the work Damar Hamlin and the American Heart Association are doing to teach people CPR, visit their website and complete the #3forHeart Challenge.