World Restart A Heart

Two hands can save a life!

All seven constituent councils of ILCOR are supporting a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide.

Using the hashtag #WORLDRESTARTAHEART we are gathering stories of survivors who are still with us today, thanks to bystander CPR and underline the vital importance of CPR in out-of-hospital settings.

By starting CPR and using a defibrillator before emergency services arrive, we can save up to 200 000 more lives every year. Make sure you know what to do – learn CPR!

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Principles of WRAH

  • WRAH Day will occur every year on 16 October, commencing in 2018.
  • ILCOR will share resources and enthuse and motivate regional resuscitation councils. Involvement with WRAH will be voluntary for national resuscitation councils (NRCs), and they will be encouraged to develop their own strategies that fit their own countries.
  • It is not essential that all activity has to take place on one particular day (i.e., 16 October) but that it is done as close to that day as possible. It is important that a specific day is kept for the majority of the activity – and we would hope that most people do training on this day – particularly for media activity.
  • We will not limit WRAH activity to school children, although if countries wish to prioritise the training of children then we have many resources to share with them to enable this to happen.
  • We will have a media strategy for WRAH. On this page are examples of good practice from previous years and downloads of materials. This includes media packs, sample letters to schools etc., and all these will be shared.