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Red Cross Provides CPR Training at Local High Schools

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SUMTER, S.C. — The American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter celebrated March as Red Cross Month a little early by providing free CPR training to Kershaw County students. The training took place from Feb. 17-21 and was made possible by a grant from Covidien in Camden.
The American Red Cross was able to train 24 Citizen CPR Course Leaders and 256 students over the four-day period. The events took place at Lugoff High School, Elgin High School, Camden High School and North Central High School. These training events are the first of their kind in the area. 

“Our school district benefits from our positive working relationship with the American Red Cross, which provides so many services for families in our community,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “This CPR training is just another example of filling a need so that our students are now properly trained to respond appropriately in an emergency.” 

“CPR Training helps the community become more resilient,” said Nancy Cataldo, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. “For every minute that someone does not receive CPR, their chances of survival decrease 10 percent.”

For additional information about CPR Training, contact Nancy Cataldo at 803-775-7916 or To learn any group is interested in this type of training please contact the American Red Cross 1-800-REDCROSS or
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.