With only weeks until the Kentucky legislative session ends, we need everyone to support Senate Bill 33. Once passed, this bill will give every one of our high school students the chance to learn CPR.
Studies have shown that almost everyone knows to call 911 if someone collapses from cardiac arrest; however only 30 percent know how to perform CPR. When started immediately, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival. SB 33 will enable teaching this valuable lifesaving skill to our next generation. Several Kentucky schools have already demonstrated that CPR training can be completed at no cost to the district, and it takes as little as one class period to complete.
SB 33 has already passed the Senate with support from Republicans and Democrats. The House has supported this bill in the past, and I encourage you to contact your state representative at 1-800-372-7181 to ask for their vote again.
Dr. John Loventhal
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