Would you know how to save a life?

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Ro­tary Mata­mata are tak­ing it on them­selves to pos­si­bly save a life in our com­mu­nity.

The ser­vice club have be­gun to sell saveal­ife cap­sules.

The cap­sules, which can be at­tached to a keyring, con­tain an as­pirin, which if ad­min­is­tered may give a heart at­tack vic­tim ex­tra time.

‘‘We be­lieve that any­thing which can bet­ter in­crease some­one’s chances of sur­viv­ing a heart at­tack has to be ben­e­fi­cial not just for the in­di­vid­ual but for their fam­ily and the com­mu­nity as a whole,’’ Ro­tary Mata­mata pres­i­dent David Hulme said.

The saveal­ife pro­gramme is sup­ported and rec­om­mended by lead­ing New Zealand car­di­ol­o­gists.

Saveal­ife cap­sules cost $4, with pro­ceeds from sales go­ing back to Ro­tary projects.

‘‘They would make great stock­ing fillers with Christ­mas com­ing up and sev­eral lo­cal busi­nesses have al­ready come on board, pur­chas­ing them to give to staff and cus­tomers,’’ David said.

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