As professional football returns to stadiums across the country, Damar Hamlin is speaking out to encourage fans everywhere to be ready in a cardiac emergency. Hamlin, professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) and national ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Nation of Lifesavers™ movement which launched earlier this year, is featured in the first of new series of public service announcements. Following the Buffalo Bills safety’s cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football on January 2, his commitment to adding lifesavers to the chain of survival where fans live, work and play is the spark that ignited the American Heart Association’s Nation of Lifesavers™.

In the new public service announcement (PSA) released in September, Hamlin speaks to the simple mission of the Nation of Lifesavers – to educate and prepare teens and adults to be confident to save a life in a cardiac emergency. The American Heart Association is the worldwide leader in resuscitation science, education and training and publishes the official guidelines for CPR. With nearly three out of four cardiac arrests outside of the hospital occurring in homes, knowing how to perform CPR is critically important.

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