Your Hands
Save Lives.
Building Heart Safe Neighborhoods
Across America

Spera Is Italian for Hope!

Your Donations Help The Spera Foundation USA to Sponsor Free Community Group CPR Certification Events along with the Purchase And Distribution of Publicly Accessible AED’s across the United States.
Every Year More Than 356,000 People in The U.S. Experience A Sudden Cardiac Arrest Outside Of A Hospital.
Only 1 In 10 People Survive.
Approximately FIVE TIMES as many could Survive If Bystanders Gave CPR and Used an AED Immediately.

 Would you know what to do and where to find an AED in a crisis?

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Become
CPR Certified

You can more than triple a person's chance of survival by giving CPR immediately and early defibrillating. Yet fewer than one in five American adults has current training in CPR, and that rate is even lower among older adults. 
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone, even those who are seemingly healthy
  • SCA causes more deaths than breast cancer, colon cancer, motor vehicle accidents and diabetes, combined
  • Every minute without CPR someone's chance of surviving decreases by 10%
  • After 10 minutes without defibrillation, very few people survive.
  • The average time for paramedics to arrive once 911 is called is eight to 12 minutes
You may save the life of someone you love by giving CPR, 7 in 10 sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
 
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Public-Accessible
AED

When someone has a sudden cardiac arrest there are only minutes to help that person survive. Today only 1 in 10 victims survive sudden cardiac arrest, but 5 in 10 could survive if bystanders gave CPR and used AEDs immediately. 

 

Yet in public places there is a massive shortage of AEDs in the USA. It is estimated we need a many as 40 million additional AEDs to help save more lives
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Thousands Of
Lives Saved

Almost a 1,000 people a day die from sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital and many of those could have been prevented.
But our team can't do it alone. We're looking for members of the community like you to help us cut waiting times to save lives in America's neighborhoods.
 
 
With YOUR HELP we can we can help to save thousands of lives every year.

Your Hands Save Lives Free CPR Training Courses

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Join us in creating Heart Safe Neighborhoods through a culture of Good Samaritan First Responders

Our classes are suitable for the general public. We deliver a full certification program which conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

Providing certification training empowers the layperson to be able to perform lifesaving techniques properly.

The average time for paramedics to arrive once 911 is called is eight to 12 minutes.

You may save the life of someone you love by giving CPR, 7 in 10 sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.

Register for one of our FREE CPR and AED certification courses.

Integrating Technology to Save More Lives

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We've Partnered With GoodSAM to Reinforce the "chain of survival".

GoodSam Is A Smartphone App That Connects Medically-Trained And CPR Certified Individuals ”Good Samaritans" To People Who Need Help In A Medical Emergency.

Whose Life Might You Save Today?  -  Calling All Responders.

AEDs Save More Lives

When someone has a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) there are only minutes to help that person survive. Today only 1 in 10 victims survive, but if bystanders gave CPR and used AEDs immediately Five Times as many people could survive

Yet in public places there is a massive shortage of AEDs in the USA.

There are approximately 3.2 million AEDs in public places. However, in order to effectively increase the survival rate it is estimated we need more than 40 million additional AEDs.

Furthermore, nearly 70% of Sudden Cardiac Arrests happen in the home, often out of reach of an AED. If an AED is not administered within 10 minutes of a cardiac arrest, the chances of survival are less than 1%.

The goal of placing an AED in every neighborhood, would make it possible to retrieve an AED and apply it within a 3 minute window. This not only increases the chance of survival, but improves the condition of the person when discharged from the hospital.

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Heart Safe Neighborhoods We Are Stronger Together

We're changing the reaction to cardiac emergencies. We've all known someone who has suffered from sudden cardiac arrest or other heart problems and we want to save more lives by saving more time.

You can triple a persons chance of survival by giving CPR immediately and early defibrillating.

The foundations mission is to fund the purchase, installation and maintenance of life saving AEDs in neighborhoods across the US.

Our vision is to see an AED in every neighborhood for nearby responders to use to provide help in less time.

Through our nationwide campaign called "Your Hands Save Lives” we focus on increasing awareness of the importance of CPR certification for every American.

We sponsor free community group CPR and AED certification events to engage as many members of the community as possible. Our goal is to create a culture of Good Samaritan First Responders in neighborhoods across America. 

But our team can't do it alone. We're looking for members of the community like you to help us cut response times to save lives in America's neighborhoods.

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Statistics

Take control of a major healthcare crisis.

You may save the life of someone you love by giving CPR since 7 in 10 sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.

You can double or triple a person's chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest by giving CPR immediately.

The chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest decrease by 10% every minute without CPR.

The estimated number of sudden cardiac arrests in the U.S. was 1.3-2 million years of potential life lost.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest affects more than 356,000 people outside hospitals each year in the U.S. It strikes seemingly healthy people of all ages, including 7,000 children and teens.

Today only 1 in 10 victims survive sudden cardiac arrest, but 5 in 10 could survive if bystanders gave CPR and used AEDs immediately.

Donate today to assist the Foundation to FUND more community AEDs. And sponsor free community group cPR training events.

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This is for you. For your family. For your neighbors. Faster Response Times for Cardiac Emergencies.

Having a defibrillator nearby could save the life of someone you know. Empower your community today.