CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: March 7, 2000
Operation Save A Life to hold life-saving event March 25
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Operation Save A Life will hold a special life-saving
event for the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at West High
School in Iowa City. The session may help make the difference between life
and death for someone you love.
Participants will have an opportunity to receive blood pressure checks,
purchase a bicycle helmet for a child, and view emergency responding units
and other medical-related displays. Perhaps the most important element of
the event is the opportunity to receive free CPR training. The class is designed
to provide the average person with the skills to save a life.
"CPR can make all the difference in the world to a loved one, friend
or co-worker. CPR bridges the gap between the time a person's heart stops
and help arrives," said Ginny Henry, community training center coordinator
in the Emergency Medical Services Learning Resource Center in the University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. "Most of the time, the person who administers
CPR knows the person who is in trouble. Each minute that passes without CPR
lowers the person's chances of surviving."
The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Ambulance Service, the Iowa
City Fire Department, Mercy Hospital and University of Iowa Health Care. You
can register for the CPR class by calling (319) 356-6013, but walk-ins are
For additional information, contact Ginny Henry at (319) 356-7495 or Tom
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College
of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical
education and research programs and services they provide.