Defibrillator for Draycott in the Clay

23rd January 2020 - Rachel Richards

This defibrillator has kindly been provided using funds raised by Knights 4 Uttoxeter, The Roebuck, The Village Hall and members of the community for Draycott in the Clay.

Community Champion Corrine Blood along with the parish council and members of the community organised avery successful fundraising events including a murder mystery night, a sponsored silence at The Roebuck, sold the charity beer and also placed charity collection tins around the village.

This lovely comment was made about the campaign at the Parish Council meeting,

Councillors recorded their official and sincere thanks to Corrine and the team at AEDDonate for the excellent organisation and hard work that had been put into the fundraising ‘Draycott in the Clay Defibrillator Appeal’ and the subsequent installation of our first defibrillator.  With AEDDonate, Corrine Blood, donators / supporters and the wonderful team of volunteers behind the appeal the residents of our village now have access to a valuable piece of life saving equipment.

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time and following the four steps in the chain of survival can help to increase the patient’s chances of survival.

Call 999

Commence CPR

Early Defibrillation

Early Advanced Life Support

Defibrillators are easy to use and come with either verbal or visual step by step instructions. The machines are designed to be used by anyone with or without prior training. Anyone needing a defibrillator should call 999 in the first instance and the call handler will advise where the nearest one is and how to access it. If effective CPR and a defibrillator can be applied within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse the chances of survival for the victim can increase from 6%-74%. Without immediate treatment, 90%-95% of patients will die.

Thank you to everyone involved for working with us on this project, its great to see another machine available in the community.

Join our Staffs 1000 campaign

On 1st May 2019, we launched a brand new campaign, with a mission to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We work closely with local communities, residents’ associations, businesses, and councils to fundraise, purchase, install and register defibrillators that are public access. The charity works pan-UK and raises awareness, knowledge, and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR.

In Staffordshire, the average time for emergency services to arrive following a 999 call is 8-12 minutes. In the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), every minute counts, the person’s survival rate drops by 7-10% for every minute defibrillation (and CPR) is delayed.

During this time, the person’s survival depends on bystanders who initiate CPR and defibrillation from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillation within 3-5 minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50-70%. This means with more public access defibrillators; we could significantly improve survival rates.





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