100,000 people a year die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), 620 of these are people under the age of 35 and 270 of these deaths happen to children within schools. If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80%.
Councillor Abi Brown is working alongside AEDdonate to have a defibrillator installed within the community of Meir Park. Having the defibrillator installed means that, through link to the Local Ambulance Service it is available to the local community 24/7. Abi’s aim is to place the machine at the Potters Bar Public House on the Mier Park Estate.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion yourself or are aware of any places which may benefit from having public access to a defibrillator then please contact AEDdonate office on 01785 472224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you manage the campaign from start to finish, helping you to help your community on its way to becoming heart safe.