110 W. New York Ave.
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posted Jun 11, 2013 - 3:07:15pm
Up to 100 babies born at Halifax Health during the month of June will go home with a free Infant CPR Anytime Kit and a hand-knitted red hat from the American Heart Association as part of its “Babies Go Red” initiative in honor of CPR awareness – tying in with National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7.
The Greater Orlando American Heart Association is exclusively making this substantial donation to the Volusia County community at Halifax Health – no other hospital or county in Central Florida.
An infant can suffer from cardiac arrest or a choking emergency anywhere at any time. The more people who know how to save a life outside of hospital doors, the safer Volusia County will be.
According to the American Heart Association, without immediate CPR response there is only an eight percent chance of someone, at any age, surviving a sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital’s immediate care. In addition, heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, responsible for over 41,000 deaths in Florida, with close to 2,000 in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
New moms have to worry about a lot of things. The American Heart Association and Halifax Health are making sure infants and their parents are ready to return home by providing families and caregivers what they need in case of an emergency.
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