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World Health Day: Sudden Cardiac Arrest


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7 April marks World Health Day, a global health awareness day celebrated annually under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization.

On World Health Day – and year-round – FIFPRO and its national members remain devoted to elevating the quality of minimum medical requirements across competitions and educating players adequately on the recognition of sudden cardiac arrest.

Watch the below explainer on what to do in the event of a player having a sudden cardiac arrest.

‘Get trained, save lives’

In November 2023, UEFA and the European Resuscitation Council launched a campaign aimed at educating more than 100,000 fans in basic CPR skills and provide in-person training to teams, officials, volunteers and staff at UEFA EURO 2024.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in Europe, happening to 1 in 1,000 people every year. In this situation, every minute that passes decreases the chances of survival by 10 percent.

To learn more about UEFA’s ‘Get trained, save lives’ campaign and to take the four-minute online CPR course, visit HERE.