Journey So Far
In 10 years, Project Heart Start Leaders and Volunteers have trained over 140,000 New Mexicans in our four part program through our annual Project Heart Start Day in the community, and training organization staff state wide. We are still dedicated to training everyone capable in New Mexico, to bring Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival rates from 10% to as high as 60% in places like Seattle. With more and more people learning hands-only CPR, how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator), like Seattle, we are on the right track by teaching as many capable individuals in the state as possible.
What sets our program apart is our emphasis on the importance of teaching signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and how to save a choking victim. Over 60,000 people die, from choking and not being able to breath, every year in the US. Their friends and family members could have been able to help, by knowing this easy to learn, simple simple to remember information.
With the support of the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation, we are able to offer our training to Businesses, Schools, and Neighborhoods through training events on a donation basis. We encourage those who want to help advance our mission to support through any donation amount possible, or donate any available amount of time as a Volunteer after getting trained.