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Yuma set to receive infant CPR kits thanks to the

Arizona Lottery and the American Heart Association will donate nearly 1,000 kits

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Whether it's scratching off a scratcher or taking your chances on the Mega Millions your gamble is a win for your community. Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery has donated more than $4.6 billion to the state's education system, healthcare, and economic development, just to name a few.

According to John Galliland with the Arizona Lottery C-P-R training across the state was non existent, due to the global pandemic. And, according to the AHA 70% of American do not know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR for short.

So, the Arizona Lottery teamed up with the American Heart Association and developed a plan to educate parents of infants with health issues.

Just under 1,000-infant CPR units have been donated to communities across the state. In Yuma, the Yuma Fire Department is slated to receive 200-kits.

The kits include a manikin-sized training doll, DVD's and workbooks in English and Spanish.

Making A Difference / The Good Stuff / Yuma County

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