Phoenix, AZ (PressExposure) February 10, 2013 -- Mercy Jets has announced it will make contributions to heart-related charities during the month of February in honor of Heart Month. The advanced air ambulance transportation and medical escort company is placing a special focus on cardiac and heart-related health.
While the medical transport provider regularly donates a portion of its income to non-profit organizations, Mercy Jets will donate twice that amount during Heart Month, with the additional portion directed toward several heart-related charities.
"Many of the non-profit groups we contribute to on a regular basis are instrumental in educating people about the warning signs of heart-related emergencies and how to better take care of their hearts," said John Bohn, president of Mercy Jets. "Simple things such as getting regular exercise and eating right can make the difference between leading a normal life and having heart disease or cardiac arrest."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three deaths in the U.S. results from heart disease and stroke. More than 2 million people nationwide have heart attacks or strokes each year.
"When it comes to heart-related emergencies, timing in transport is critical," Bohn said. "Many of our transport patients are in need of cardiac care, so we see the need for heart-related education and assistance first-hand. This is our way of helping a very good cause."
About Mercy Jets
Mercy Jets (http://www.mercyjets.com/) is an advanced air ambulance company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by professional pilot and former emergency medical technician (EMT) John Bohn, Mercy Jets is an air medical transport company that provides bedside-to-bedside non-emergency and emergency services to patients in domestic and worldwide destinations. Mercy Jets' professional medical flight transportation teams receive the highest levels of training in their field. Personnel on jet flights may include certified nurses, physician's assistants, doctors and paramedics. For more information on Mercy Jets, please visit http://www.mercyjets.com.