Student Saves Girl’s Life

Student Saves Girl’s LifeStudent Saves Girl’s Life

A 15-year-old student Alireza Hosseinzadeh saved the life of an 18-year-old girl who suffered a cardiac arrest in Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, on Monday.

“I saw a girl faint in the middle of the street. I sought permission from her parents before performing CPR,” IRNA quoted him as saying. “It was a really scary moment, but fortunately the emergency procedure revived the girl,” he added.

Based on a plan called ‘Dadras’ (literally meaning helper), started four years ago under a MOU between the Iranian Red Crescent Society and the Education Ministry, each year thousands of students receive necessary training through the IRCS to identify and help in situations where a person’s life may be at risk.  In the current school year that started in September 2015, around 8,000 schools have offered first aid courses to students.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in emergencies, including cases of heart attack when a person’s heartbeat has stopped.