News stories from April 2010

Dramatic numbers dying
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Up to 150,000 people a year could be given a chance to live if more people knew first aid, says charity St John Ambulance, as it launches a hard-hitting campaign to encourage more people to learn this vital skill.
New iPhone first aid app
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St John Ambulance has launched a first aid iPhone app that could be the difference between life and death. The app gives life saving advice that is digestible at pace and under pressure.
Two thirds of people couldn't save a life
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The majority of us don’t feel we could save a life in an emergency, with a quarter saying we’d helplessly do nothing while a life is on the line.
Grandfather receives award for rescue
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David Mitchell, a 64-year-old grandfather from Buntingford, was recently awarded the prestigious Life Saving Medal of the Order of St John in Bronze at the Priory Church, Clerkenwell, London.
St John's Gate badge on sale May
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A depiction of iconic Islington landmark and historic home of the Order of St John, St John's Gate, can now be worn as a pin badge to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.