AEDdonate works 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.
As part of the Staffordshire 1000 campaign, we’re keen to get as many internal defibrillators out into the community and available 24/7. Internal defibrillators are restricted by the sites opening hours.
This defibrillator is now available all day every day outside the Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, it’s great to be able to extend its availability and allows the site to be more visible to the community.
In Staffordshire alone, we know there are hundreds of defibrillators that could be made available to the community. If you have a defibrillator that could be installed in a cabinet outside please get in touch on 01785 472224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at AEDdonate, to install an additional 1,000 Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) across the County to make sure we are all better protected from the UK’s biggest killer.