Why we Red Cross: Saving Lives


John Piller (first row, third person) surrounded by his family and lifesaving co-workers.

Cleveland based Morrison Products has been offering Red Cross CPR & First Aid classes to employees for over 15 years. Employee John Piller is living proof that the classes save lives.

While at work, John felt early symptoms of cardiac arrest, such as shortness of breath and arm pain, before passing out at his work station. Co-workers found John and determined he was having a heart attack. While waiting for EMS to arrive, they used the company’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) purchased from the Red Cross.

“I didn’t have to think about what to do. I just relied on the knowledge from those classes,” said employee Kathy Kuhn.

After the incident, Piller spent four days at the Cleveland Clinic recovering. He is grateful to his co-workers. “If it would have happened anywhere else, I don’t think I would have made it,” Piller said.

If you are interested, learn more about taking a class by checking out the classes in your area by clicking here.

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