Resuscitation Council (UK)


Lifesaver - the game in the film that teaches you life-saving skills

Would you know what to do?
Lifesaver is a live-action movie that you play like a game. It shows you how to save someone's life in four action-packed scenarios - including a brand new teen-focused scenario. It throws you into the heart of the action as you make crucial decisions and learn essential life-saving skills.

Download from the App Store
Download from Google Play
App - play on computer

What is Lifesaver?

An estimated 60,000 people each year in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and, sadly, less than 10% of those people will survive. Yet, if a bystander is able to start CPR they could double a person's chances of survival.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) has combined forces with award-winning production company UNIT9, to develop Lifesaver, a revolutionary new way to learn CPR. It was written and directed by BAFTA award-winner Martin Percy, and features the actress Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens).

Lifesaver was launched in May 2013 and has scooped four gold and one silver e-learning awards, and a People's Voice Webby winner in the Education and Reference (handheld devices) category. In September 2017, it was updated to include a brand-new scenario focused on young people and Lifesaver VR, a virtual reality version, was launched to bring digital CPR into new dimensions.

Lifesaver was on display in the Wellcome Collection’s Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Exhibition.


Read more about Lifesaver   

View our May 2013 press release

Awards Lifesaver has won  

E-Learning Awards 2013    
Lifesaver won four gold and one silver award at the E-Learning Awards 2013, the first quadruple gold win. The awards won are listed in the E-learning Awards press release.  

BAFTA Awards     
Nominated for a BAFTA in 2013.

The Webby Awards    
Webby Awards Winner: People's voice winner.

IPA Best of Health Awards     
Digital Media GOLD        
Digital Media Best of Show

The school Lifesavers study

A study was conducted by Dr Joyce Yeung, et al. to compare the effect of Lifesaver training only, face-to-face (F2F) training only, and a combination of Lifesaver and F2F training. Read the results published in journal "Resuscitation".

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