Save a Life in Salway Ash

by Save a Life in Salway Ash in Salwayash, Dorset, England

Save a Life in Salway Ash
We did it
On 2nd November 2018 we successfully raised £1,813 with 21 supporters in 42 days

Help us to make a defibrillator available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year in Salway Ash Village.

by Save a Life in Salway Ash in Salwayash, Dorset, England

New stretch target

Any funds raised over our target will go towards ongoing maintenance and replacement equipment.


What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

  • Sudden cardiac arrest occurs because the normal electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by a chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF).
  • An AED delivers a high energy electric shock to a victim in sudden cardiac arrest to restore the hearts normal rhythm. 
  • AEDs are compact, portable, easy to use and guide the operator through the process with prompts and commands
  • The AED analyses precisely the victims heart rhythm and will only deliver a shock if it is required. 

Why we need an Automated External Defibrillator:

  • Ambulance Services in England attempt resuscitation in nearly 30,000 people suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. In the majority of these cases the primary cause of the arrest is an abnormality of the heart. 
  • Only 7–8% of people in whom resuscitation is attempted survive to hospital discharge. 
  • Survival can be increased significantly by the early use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators either by members of the public or the emergency services. 
  • The ideal time window to provide defibrillation is within the 3 - 5 minutes of sudden cardiac arrest, although this period can be extended if a bystander provides effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation, particularly chest compressions.
  • The ambulance service is unlikely to arrive quickly enough to resuscitate most victims.
  • The longer the attempted resuscitation is delayed, the worse the outcome. In patients with a shockable heart rhythm, there is approximately a 10% reduction in survival for every minute’s delay in providing defibrillation. However, the chance of survival can be increased two-to-threefold by the immediate provision of bystander CPR. 

How much we need to raise:

We need to raise approximately £16500 to buy the defibrillator (including a lockable cabinet to store it in).

Our target also includes the installation of the AED & Crowdfunder Fees.

Any funds raised over our target will go towards ongoing maintenance and replacement equipment.

Location of Automated External Defibrillator:

Once purchased we hope to locate the AED on an external wall on the Village Hall.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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A public thank you on Salway Ash Facebook page and Team News.

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