Images: Learning CPR

The American Red Cross hosted CPR Saturday in downtown on Saturday where people learned life-saving techniques for free.

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A young woman tries her hand at CPR during CPR Saturday.
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A crowd lines up for classes at the 20th Annual CPR Saturday hosted by the American Red Cross in the San Diego Concourse's Golden Hall.
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Over 3,500 people were expected for the event that ran from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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People watched a training video before they moved onto other parts of the CPR course.
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The day included both adult and child sessions which lasted about 3 1/2 hours.
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For the first time, CPR Saturday offered two-year CPR certification. In the past, participants would only be certified for one year.
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Advance registration was not required, but arriving at the building 30 minutes before a session started was "strongly recommended." There were 450 allowed into each session.
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This year the event hosted many more Spanish classes than years past. The classes were also offered in English as well as options for the hearing impaired.
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All the training was free, though donations were accepted.
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A young woman tries her hand at CPR during CPR Saturday.
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An instructor leads a group of participants with directions.
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Besides taking lessons in CPR, participants were tested on what they already knew.
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Alongside the CPR training, The American Red Cross also held a blood drive at the site and games for children between ages 5 and 11.
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