The American Heart Association will present Pine Bluff High School students with CPR-in-School Kits.


Kits will be presented at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the McGeorge Building at PBHS, according to a news release.


“Students staff and administrators at Pine Bluff High School will take time out on Wednesday to learn a skill that could save a life,” according to the release.


Kits are funded by a sponsorship from Trinity Foundation.


“This kit enables students to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in as little as one class period. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die,” according to the release.


“CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Sadly, most of the time it doesn’t happen that way. The American Heart Association wants all students and educators to learn CPR, putting more qualified lifesavers in our communities,” according to the release.