Swansea City are teaming up with Swansea University and British Heart Foundation Cymru to show their support for Heart Month this February.
Around 2,800 people suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Wales each year, with only one in 20 surviving.
Swansea City, Swansea University and British Heart Foundation Cymru are joining forces to make people more aware of their heart health and learn simple lifesaving skills.
At the Swans’ fixture against Blackpool on 15 February, Swansea University and British Heart Foundation Cymru staff will have a presence in the family stand, delivering information on how to perform CPR through RevivR, the BHF’s free, first-of-its-kind CPR training tool.
The RevivR tool provides a 15-minute online CPR training session which can be done at home or at work. RevivR shows you when and how to do CPR to save someone’s life - all you need is 15 minutes, your phone and a firm cushion.
Jez McCluskey, Head of Medical at Swansea City said: “The club is delighted to be working with both Swansea University and British Heart Foundation Cymru to raise awareness on the importance of heart health and CPR. These are crucial skills that can be shared amongst the community to not only increase awareness, but also help save lives.”
Emma Rees, Associate Professor of Healthcare Science at Swansea University, said: “We're passionate about making a difference in our community. It's wonderful to be partnering with Swansea City and British Heart Foundation to share our knowledge and skills with fans. Working together, we can have a bigger impact on the heart health of people in Swansea and help many more to learn CPR."
Rhodri Thomas, Head of British Heart Foundation Cymru, said: “We are thrilled that Swansea City are taking a leading role in raising awareness of heart health and the importance of CPR in their community. RevivR is our first-of-its-kind online CPR training tool, designed to teach these lifesaving skills in just 15 minutes.
“A cardiac arrest can happen at any time and anywhere. CPR can help you save a life, and RevivR is an easy, quick and free way to learn. All you need is 15 minutes and a firm cushion.”