If your organization is in need of an AED, apply at http://www.defibandlive.org/save-a-life/ to receive a donated AED.
Facts About Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Facts about Defibrillation
According to the American Heart Association, less than 12% of SCA victims survive.
Facts about Early Defibrillation & AEDs
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that can be used to treat a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
(all facts above are from the American Heart Association & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association)
Public Act No. 09-94, (formerly SB 981 "An Act Concerning the Availability of Automatic External Defibrillators in Schools", took effect July 1, 2009). This adds Connecticut to the growing ranks of states encouraging school districts to implement life-saving automated external defibrillator (AED) programs to benefit both school children as well as members of the community utilizing school grounds. The Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) and American Heart Association (AHA) are proud to have been leading advocates for this legislation.