Project ADAM advocates.

Our affiliate programs advocate for access to AEDs and CPR training in schools and communities.

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Project ADAM prepares schools.

Project ADAM provides schools with the resources needed to implement the cardiac chain of survival.

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Project ADAM saves lives.

Project ADAM unites healthcare systems across the nation to promote and support implementation of Heart Safe Schools.

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To make a donation to Project ADAM, visit our Donation Link.

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If you have questions or know someone who could benefit from Project ADAM, please contact the National Office.




Project ADAM began in 1999 in Wisconsin after the death of Adam Lemel, who was just 17-years-old when he collapsed and died while playing basketball. Adam suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), in which ventricular fibrillation occurred, a condition in which the ventricles cannot pump blood into the body. Defibrillation, or an AED, could have saved his life. Adam’s parents, Patty and Joe, teamed up with Children’s Wisconsin to create Project ADAM.

While sudden cardiac arrest is uncommon in young people, it sadly does happen. And it’s exactly that — sudden and unexpected. But, immediate CPR and the availability of an AED can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. So while you can’t predict when one might strike, you can plan your response. That’s where Project ADAM is making a difference.

Project ADAM is a nationwide initiative that has saved the lives of more than 200 children, adolescents and adults who went into sudden cardiac arrest. Today, there are 38 Project ADAM affiliated sites in 29 states.

Damar Hamlin - A statement from Project ADAM

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National Project ADAM Affiliates
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  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's

  • Arkansas Children's

  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City

  • Children's of Mississippi

  • Cleveland Clinic Children's

  • Duke Children's Hospital

    Duke Pediatric Heart Center

  • Kentucky Children's Hospital

  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

  • Medical University of South Carolina

    Medical University South Carolina

  • Nemours Children's Health

    Nemours Children's Health

  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital

    Nicklaus Children's Hospital

  • Ochsner Hospital for Children

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital

  • Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego

  • Riley Hospital for Children

  • WVU Medicine Children’s Heart Center

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Children's Wisconsin

  • Children's Hospital Colorado

    Children's Hosptial Colorado

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    CHOP Cardiac Center

  • Children's of Alabama

  • Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

    Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

  • Cook Children's

  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital

    East Tennessee Children's Hospital

  • U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

  • UC Davis Children's Hospital

  • Nationwide Children's

  • Texas Children's Hospital

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

  • Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

  • KU Wichita Pediatrics