What you must do in a resuscitation situation?


First of all, keep calm! - then remember the sentence, CHECK - CALL - PRESS.



PRESS 100-120 times per minute

or 2x per second


In the middle of the chest - adults 5-6 cm deep!


The main thing is a violent heart pressure massage!


Man kann nichts falsch machen, außer nichts zu tu!

Our main goal?

Improve survival rate!

The central aim and purpose of the German Resuscitation Foundation is to significantly improve the survival rate after sudden cardiovascular arrest in Germany.

Cardiac arrest?

In Germany, more than 100,000 people still die each year from so-called sudden cardiovascular arrest. Half of those affected are still of working age. Sudden cardiovascular arrest is the third most common cause of death for us and is therefore comparable with tumor diseases and other cardiovascular diseases in terms of importance.

We would like ...

10,000 lives in Germany

100,000 lives in Europe

300,000 lives in the world

save additionally!

We can do this by having at least one lifesaver in every family know how to do it. For this it is necessary that all students in our schools learn how resuscitation works and that every employee in every company knows how resuscitation works.

Our goal is:

One in seven people in Germany and worldwide should know how resuscitation works,
how easy it is, "two hands, one life".

Our board of trustees


The entire Board of trustees is looking forward to the work and cooperation with regard to the successful promotion of resuscitation measures and research and thus the improvement of survival after sudden cardiovascular arrest.

Univ.-Professor Dr. med. Bernd W. Böttiger

M.L., D.E.A.A., F.E.S.C., F.E.R.C., F.A.H.A., Benefactor; Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German Revival Foundation; Anaesthesiologist, intensive care physician and emergency physician. Membership in the "Leopoldina" , the National Academy of Sciences ". Treasurer of the ERC" European Resuscitation Council ". Cooperation with the International Red Cross (IFRC) and (WRAH)" World Restart A Heart "with Actions or initiatives in 192 countries.

Dr. med. Daniel Schiffmann

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German Revival Foundation; Vice President Corporate Health Management BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.

Stefan Osche M.A.

since 2007 member of the board and treasurer of the GRC; Mr. Osche is a founding member of the GRC. Paramedic; For more than 30 years as a rescue service and first aid expert in a leading position at a large aid organization in Berlin. Scientific training in the field of adult education.

Professor Dr. med. Karl-Heinrich Scholz

Internist and interventional cardiologist at the University of Göttingen and now at the St.Bernward Hospital Hildesheim; 2012-2018 Deputy Chairman of the GRC; more than 70 scientific publications in the fields of acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular arrest. Initiator operator of the FITT STEMI and FITT OHCA registers.

Dr. med. Federico Semeraro

Anästhesiologe und Notfallmediziner; Universitätsklinikum in Bologna, Italien; 2016-2019 Präsident des Italienischen Rates für Wiederbelebung / Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC); seit 2017 Board member im ERC. Stellvertretende Vorsitzende des europäischen Rates für Wiederbelebung (European Resuscitation Council, ERC).