Red Cross - New Leadership

Kellogg Family Foundation is hoping to partner with Red Cross Livingston.

We met with John Cauley, executive director of the mid-Michigan Chapter, to talk about the future of the Red Cross in our area.  We want to partner, provide resources, and strengthen both our abilities to serve our community.  It was my honor to meet with John today and we are hopeful about our futures. Please stay tuned!

Don’t forget we are sponsoring the "Save one life Program" with the Red Cross. We have committed to provide full CPR training to all Livingston county high school students in 2015-6. Kellogg Family Foundation will provide all the financial support and resources for this first of its kind program anywhere!

“Save One Life” is a pilot sponsored by Kellogg Family Foundation and is being followed closely nationwide.

  • Most first on the scene candidates for life-saving CPR are High School kids!
  • Most High School Kids do not have and CPR training!
  • High School teachers are not required to be CPR trained!
  • Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
  • About 75 percent to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.
  • Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, double’s a victim’s chance of survival.
  • Approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.
  • Death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.
  • Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time.
  • If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation.
  • Approximately 335,000 of all annual adult coronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. are due to sudden cardiac arrest, suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments. About 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest.