save lives


: to stop people from dying or being killed
If you donate blood, you might save a life.
The use of seat belts can save lives.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the carmakers argue that this deprives consumers of the right to use these features, which include emergency roadside assistance that could potentially save lives. Hiawatha Bray,, 26 May 2023 Of 213 instances of fire retardant landing in water between 2012 and 2019, 190 were accidents and the remainder were necessary to save lives or property, officials said. Matthew Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2023 Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell urged people to make preparations now that can save lives when disaster strikes. Denise Chow, NBC News, 25 May 2023 The governor said the state will turn next to manufacturing its own naloxone — a medication that can save lives by reversing opioid overdoses. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2023 Research shows that a wider availability of the antidote could save lives as opioid overdose numbers in the US skyrocket. Jen Christensen, CNN, 15 Feb. 2023 The Bush Center launched Go Further, an innovative public-private partnership among the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Bush Institute, UNAIDS, Merck and Roche, to implement strategies to end cervical cancer and save lives. Andrea Luttrell, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 Yet Sanders still credited Moderna with helping blunt the toll of the coronavirus and save lives. Daniel Gilbert, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2023 What are other ways that mRNA technology can be used to save lives? Fortune Editors, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Save lives.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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