Red Cross event honors Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross, along with over 100 chapters nationwide, is participating in Save-a-Life Saturday to honor Representative Gabrielle Giffords and all those involved in the tragedy in Tucson.

Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross said, "As this tragic event unfolded, several bystanders knew these vital skills, which helped save the lives of many victims, including Congresswoman Giffords. This inspired us to offer this training in order to help save lives in communities nationwide."

Save-a-Life Saturday is being held at the Headquarters/Disaster Operations Center on Dana Avenue in Cincinnati. The course is around 45 minutes long, and includes instruction in hands-only CPR, controlling external bleeding, and managing shock.

This event is free to the public. The course will be held at 1 p.m.

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