Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens around 140,000 times a year in the UK, making it one of the UK’s largest killers – equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every day! The potential for saving a life is dependent upon time, the faster medical help can be attained, the better the chance of survival. Clinical studies suggest you have less than 5 minutes from the event to save the life, this decreasing by up to 23% per minute.
In rural areas, it takes time to get medical help, so Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPAD) have a very important part to play in helping save lives in rural communities. cPAD schemes are reckoned to be about 10x more effective in saving life post hospital than other community schemes alone.
A Heart Attack can happen to anyone at any time, and is not age-related!!! IT COULD BE YOU!!!
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THOSE STATISTICS ???? AND IM MAKING IT MY MISSION TO RAISE FUNDS TO INSTALL AS MANY COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATORS AS I POSSIBLY CAN ???? STARTING WITH THE FIRST ONE BASED AT HEARTLANDS, POOL.
You may be thinking.... What is a defibrillator or AED?
A defibrillator is a computerised medical device delivers an electrical current through the chest which aims to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm allowing it to pump again. Rapid response using automated technology can significantly improve the quality of life of a survivor, as the longer, the brain is starved of oxygen, the more damage that can occur. An AED is a portable defibrillator especially designed for people with little or no medical background.
When applied to the victim, voice commands, and screen messages will guide the user step-by-step through the process and its intelligent technology will only allow it to shock a ‘shockable’ heart rhythm. AED technology opens a window for the public to take on a key role to support emergency services who would otherwise be hindered by the time it takes to reach the victim. It is argued that AEDs should be as broadly deployed as fire extinguishers and first aid kits.
ITS TIME TO ACT... AS TOMORROW MAY TO TOO LATE ???? EVERY DONATION LARGE OR SMALL WILL COLLECTIVELY ADD UP AND THIS DEFIBRILLATOR IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY ????