Damar Hamlin urges legislators to put AEDs in schools

Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge politicians to place more life-saving medical equipment in schools nationwide. The 25-year-old’s efforts come three months after he suffered a cardiac arrest against the Cincinnati Bengals.

RELATED: (WATCH) Damar Hamlin Thanks Medical Team For Saving His Life At NFL Honors: ‘The Journey Will Continue’

Damar Hamlin’s Efforts on Capitol Hill

According to TMZ, Damar Hamlin visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday and encouraged politicians to support the AED Access Act. According to the American Red Cross, an AED is an automated external defibrillator. In addition, it helps people with sudden cardiac arrest and heart rhythm analysis. As well as providing an “electric shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.”

According to TMZ, the AED Access Act “promotes student access to defibrillators in elementary and middle schools.”

Hamlin along with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL) announced the AED Access Act. The event was also streamed live via the official Senate Democrats’ YouTube account.

Hamlin took to the podium to explain why it was so important to pass the AED Access Act.


Damar Hamlin is continuing to give back after celebrating his 25th birthday

The NFL player recently celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday, March 24. On that day, he took to Instagram to share a message with his followers, reflecting on ” precious gift” of life.

Life is a precious gift. so lucky to see another birthday 🎁💕. I can’t begin to explain feelings… & even if I could, you might still not know half of it.. But today I’m going to enjoy this feeling a little more! I know my purpose for why I am here and I stay focused and just answer my higher calling ☎️💕🫶🏾. Thank you everyone for all the B-day wishes! 🎈🎈🎈

As previously reported by the Shade Room, Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals in January. The NFL player was given CPR and then taken to UC Medical Center. From there, he was transferred to the Buffalo facility for further treatment and released after three weeks.

At NFL Honors, Hamlin expressed immense gratitude to the medical team that saved his life. He also collaborated with the American Heart Association to create “3 For The Heart” challenge to promote education on hand-only CPR.

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