Some 30,000 people a year suffer an out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the UK, and, sadly, many will die.
But, if ‘defibrillation’ takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 50%.
In 2015, the small community of Cresswell in the Staffordshire Moorlands worked with AEDdonate to have a defibrillator installed in the redundant telephone kiosk in the centre of the hamlet. Through its link to the Local Ambulance Service it is now available to the local community 24/7.
Please help with the campaign to maintain this facility –to pay for repairs and maintain the unit itself in up-to-date working order.
Please make a donation using the link on this page.
To see how your money is monitored and spent, please see the community’s dedicated webpage – https://cresswellstaffsmoorlands.wordpress.com/cresswell-defibrillator
Having the defibrillator installed means that it can be deployed in a bid to give the patient the all-important shock to the heart prior to the ambulance arrival. The defibrillator is by no means a replacement to the ambulance service; it just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.