Famous People Who Have Saved Lives with CPR and First Aid

When someone suffers from heart failure, trauma, or other ailments, knowing CPR and First Aid are basic to saving their life.

More people are saved by the selfless deeds of others than the hundreds of thousands who pass away yearly from cardiac arrest.. Even famous people have been known to perform CPR and administer first aid to save their lives.

Below are celebrities who’ve used CPR or First Aid to save lives

1. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds ranks first on the  list of performers who have saved lives through CPR. Reynolds is  best known for roles in films like “Deadpool” and “Detective Pikachu.”

The actor disclosed he used  CPR to transform into a real-life superhero for his family.

He announced on Instagram in June 2017 that the CPR certification he obtained allowed him to save the life of his own nephew. Reynolds places emphasis on the value of a CPR certification. Reynolds told fans that the certification takes a short time to learn and is also kind of interesting.

2. Dustin Hoffman (First Aid)

The renowned actor is well known for his parts in “The Graduate,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” and “Rain Man.” However, he had one of his most memorable performances when he saved a jogger’s life. The event happened in London. Hoffman was strolling through the capital when he saw a jogger collapse. The actor rushed over to the victim, contacted the paramedics, and gave the jogger basic first aid while waiting on help.

3. Jennifer Lawrence (CPR/First Aid)

Jennifer Lawrence has played a major role in some of Hollywood’s most popular movies. Some of her credits include “The Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “The Hunger Games” series. Because of her knowledge of CPR and First Aid, she again grabbed center stage. She did this when she saved someone’s life for real.

Lawrence, when walking, saw a woman collapse a few feet away. The star rushed to the woman’s aid, dialing 911 and performing CPR and first aid to revive her. She stayed beside the patient until the ambulance arrived.


You don’t have to be famous to save lives. To acquire the required rescue skills, you need to obtain CPR and/or First Aid certification.  You can learn how to perform CPR, First Aid, and operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine within a short matter of time.

Not only can you learn the basics of CPR, you can also learn how to treat cold- or heat-related emergencies. The training allows you to better understand how to deal with rescues and manage muscle and bone injuries, trauma, and allergic reactions.


Donna Ryan
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