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Damar Hamlin Teams with American Heart Association to Promote CPR Training | Video

Damar Hamlin (David Rosenblum-Icon Sportswire-Getty Images)
Damar Hamlin (David Rosenblum-Icon Sportswire-Getty Images)

*Damar Hamlin has teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote CPR training.

The Buffalo Bills safety announced the partnership on his Instagram on Tuesday, noting that CPR saved his life when he went into cardiac arrest on the field last month and collapsed. 

“Excited to be teaming up with @american_heart in a BIG way!” Hamlin captioned a video announcing the new initiative,  ABC News reports. 

“I want to thank everybody for the love and support over these past few weeks,” Hamlin said in the video.

He added: “As you know, CPR saved my life earlier this year on the field and CPR could easily save your life or someone you love.”

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The “Damar Hamlin 3 for Heart Challenge” aims to teach people how to perform hands-only CPR.

As EUR previously reported, Hamiln, 24, had to be resuscitated twice after going into cardiac arrest on Jan. 2 at Paycor Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals during Monday Night Football. He collapsed on the field in the first quarter after suffering an injury from an open field tackle of Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin was administered CPR before being transported in an ambulance to a nearby hospital in critical condition. 

Hamlin was hospitalized at UC Medical Center and released after nine days. He has since been providing fans and supporters with updates about this health.

“I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of all the love, all the support and everything that’s just been coming in my way,” Hamlin said in a video.

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