June 1, 2012 | by

Saving Lives with Civic Tech

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Digiart2001Almost 1,000 Americans die every day from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), making it the leading cause of death in the US. One of the reasons SCA is so deadly is because permanent brain damage or death can result if the victim does not receive CPR in less than 8-10 minutes and professional response times commonly come dangerously close to exceeding this period. The PulsePoint app (iPhone, Android) was created in 2010 to help reduce these response times by connecting locally available CPR-trained users to those in need of assistance.

Read the rest of this excellent article by Matthew Hall on the Engagement Commons Blog.

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