Some years ago a friend of mine ran ads for his funeral home entitled: “We Can Wait”  The series, which featured roadside billboards, was an effective anti-drunk driving campaign.  We all know death is inevitable.  But, if we can help prolong life by avoiding unnecessary or premature death it is the right thing to do. 

When I learned of the  innovation demonstrated in the video link below I felt I had to share it with everyone I know.  

A new and more effective method of keeping heart attack victims alive while waiting for paramedics has been developed at the University of Arizona Medical School.  Called Continuous Chest Compression, it’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help.

Use of this method increases the likelihood of survival by 2/3 over traditional CPR. 

So, click on the link and watch the six-minute video; then send it to everyone in your address book. You may not get gold from a faraway land, or become thinner, richer, luckier or more popular, but you are likely to make a huge difference; perhaps saving someone’s life.

I hope this helps because we would rather wait.