New public access defibrillators have been installed at every Superbowl venue throughout the country. The AED’s have been registered with the relevant local ambulance services.
Superbowl UK said “At Superbowl UK we pride ourselves in providing fun & safe environments for all our guests, along with a safe working environment for our team. Following the devastating scenes that we saw at the Euro’s just a few months ago, when midfielder Christian Erikson suffered a cardiac arrest during the game, the importance of defibrillators became apparent. In light of this, Superbowl UK have responded by ensuring ALL of our venues now have a public access defibrillator. We would like to thank AEDdonate for the support and quick turn around of supplying the machines and to thank them for their training that they have delivered to our team should a defibrillator be needed in our venues.”
Superbowl UK Director Kate Quaintance-Blackford said “Like many people across the country, I was moved by the scenes at the Euro’s and at this point it was made clear how important early defibrillation is to a cardiac arrest and the difference it has to the individual. I’m proud to say that all of our sites are now heart safe, and all of our team are trained on how to use the defibrillator and respond to a cardiac arrest should they ever need to.”
Jamie Richards Chief Executive Officer of AEDdonate said “We were delighted to supply Superbowl UK with these 10 units. Having an AED within a 1/2-mile radius from wherever you are I believe is a must. The chance of survival after sudden cardiac arrest decreases minute by minute, but if someone is shocked with a defibrillator within 3 minutes their chance of survival increases by 70%. We would welcome further communities to get in touch to see if we can help.”
AEDdonate covers the whole of the UK to raise awareness, knowledge, and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR as well as fitting them within local communities. To donate to the charity from home visit aeddonate.org.uk, or to discuss fundraising for a community defibrillator in your local area call 01785 472
If anyone dials 999 to a patient who is in cardiac arrest in the area, the caller will be advised on the location of the defibrillator and provided with the code to open the secure cabinet in which it is housed. The ambulance call assessor has the ability to talk to any caller, defibrillator trained or not, through instructions on how to use the device as well as CPR techniques. The defibrillator itself also provides voice guidance throughout and pictorial guides are also present.
If you would like more information on how you or your business can donate a defibrillator to a Community Public Access Site visit www.aeddonate.org.uk