On 1st May 2019 we have launched an ambitious campaign to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
AEDdonate work closely with local communities, residents’ associations, businesses and councils to fundraise, purchase, install and register defibrillators that are public access. We work pan-UK and raise 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.
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.
You can do this by following and promoting the campaign on social media, donating to the campaign or getting in touch to fundraise for a Staffordshire1000 defibrillator within your community.
If your business or employer could do anything to support then we would be happy to provide further information.