If you saw a homless person who needed CPR would you help them?

By Jen
@polyxena (2573)
Sturgis, Michigan
April 18, 2016 3:24pm CST
As for the fact I don't know CPR, I would actually hope there would be someone else around that could help. But if there wasn't, I'd more than certainly help them. Just because they are homeless doesn't mean they're any less of a human, and I'm not someone who would just leave someone to die.
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@maezee (33975)
• United States
18 Apr 16
Yes. I agree totally. In a panicked situation I always hope there would be a doctor conveniently passing by. I havent taken CPR classes in ages so I wouldnt know at this point...
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
18 Apr 16
With that said, I may have to go find some CPR courses somewhere.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
18 Apr 16
I don't think anyone would refuse to help save their life just because they are homeless...
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
18 Apr 16
At least we hope so
@JESSY3236 (7572)
• United States
19 Apr 16
I would help, but I wouldn't do it alone.
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Of course I would help them just like I would help any other person who needed CPR.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
18 Apr 16
But of course. Have seen it done a few times, so would definitely give CPR my best shot and also dial 911 and hope help arrives as soon as possible.
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@amadeo (75863)
• United States
18 Apr 16
being a pool monitor .Had to know CPR.I will help anyone in need.Homeless or not.These are human being. You should learn CPR.Check online.I am sure that they have instruction for this.It is easy and simple .You can do it
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
You are totally right with what you said. That's the right thing to do on that situation.
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
19 Apr 16
yes exactly.
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
@polyxena I hope thereare more people like you.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
19 Apr 16
I do not know CPR, so I doubt I can be of any help. The best I can do is to lift up his head so that he can breath better.
@acelawrites (12519)
• Philippines
18 Apr 16
In such situations, you can call someone who knows CPR to help. I wish they will help a homeless man, like what you said.
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
18 Apr 16
I'm not sure I'd be much good at it but I'd have a go - I can do the compressions whilst humming 'Staying Alive' or 'Lily the Pink' (apparently they're both the right pace) and if that didn't work, I could hold his or her hand.