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Our mission is to empower individuals with the skills and confidence to act in emergency situations by providing free CPR training. Our goal is to make CPR training accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or financial situation. Through our work, we aim to build a culture of care and preparedness, where people feel empowered to take action and help others in need.

What is
Hands-On CPR?

Empowering Everyday People to Save Lives

Hands-on CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is a lifesaving technique used to restore blood circulation and breathing in a person whose heart has stopped beating or who is not breathing.


It involves performing chest compressions and rescue breathing to manually circulate oxygen-rich blood to the body's vital organs, such as the brain and heart, until emergency medical help arrives.

CPR can be performed by anyone with the proper training, and it is a vital skill that can save lives in emergency situations.


About Hands On Heroes

Started by a former nurse in 2023, Hands on Heroes was created to bring life-saving CPR skills to everyday people in Kansas City.

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Donate Now

Donations help us continue providing free CPR training to individuals and communities. Join us in our mission to empower and educate individuals to become life-saving heroes. Donate now and help us create a safer world.



Join us in our mission to empower and educate individuals to become life-saving heroes! You can help by attending a free CPR class, hosting a class for your group, volunteering your time, or donating to help fund future classes.

Attend a Free CPR Class

Looking to learn CPR yourself, or host a group to learn together? View our upcoming class schedule and register for a free CPR class near you.

With Us

Are you a healthcare professional looking for a way to create positive change in our community? Learn how you can become a Hands on Heroes CPR instructor!



According to the American Heart Association, approximately 

475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest every year.


Less than one third of people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting receive CPR from a bystander.


When CPR is performed immediately after cardiac arrest, the victim's chance of survival can double or even triple.


A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in Denmark, where there are high rates of hands-on CPR, the survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was 10.5%, compared to 6.4% in the United States.
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