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Stride with SADS UK in Hyde Park, London to raise awareness and funds to STOP SADS on Sunday May 9th 2021. Find out more here

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Preventing loss of life from SADS, Sudden Death

About Us

The cardiac charity SADS UK aims to save lives, providing information, funding research and medical equipment to prevent premature sudden cardiac death. Working in the areas of Research, Prevention and Emergency Care lives have been saved as a direct result of the work of SADS UK. SADS UK holds the Annual National Lifesaver Awards to honour people who have saved lives in the community using CPR and the defibrillator.

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DEFIBRILLATORS

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has developed over the years. Years ago only medics could use a defibrillator in a cardiac arrest emergency, now anyone can use this lifesaving equipment. Administering CPR and the defibrillator is the most powerful combination in saving life and the earlier it is applied the better the chance is of a person surviving cardiac arrest.For every minute that passes without defibrillation the chances of survival diminish by 10%.

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MEDICAL

SADS UK works with major Heart Hospitals around the country, providing funding for projects that deepen the understanding of cardiac arrhythmia and genetic conditions that can cause SADS, sudden cardiac death. The aim is to prevent tragic premature death and provide important information to better identify and treat individuals and families at risk.

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GET INVOLVED

The energy and commitment of members and supporters is inspirational as they take on all sorts of fundraising events, from coffee mornings and cheese and wine evenings to families getting together to do the Big Fun Run or arranging a gig, charity night or a quiz at their local pub. Whether you prefer the adrenaline rush of a Skydive, the challenge of running a marathon, or a coffee morning with friends, SADS UK has a lot of fundraising ideas and events to suit all ages and abilities.

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REMEMBRANCE

SADS UK welcomes stories from members about their experiences, loss, grief and how SADS, sudden cardiac death has affected them. Sharing our stories with others can be healing and many people benefit from knowing they are not alone in suffering a loss. With a sudden loss there is just no time to mentally prepare for what life would be like without a loved one in it. While it may be incredibly painful, we need to take time to reconcile in our minds what has happened, to try to make sense of something that seems to makes no sense. People need to be given an opportunity to talk about their loved one and assimilate what has happened, to speak or write about their unbelievable and devastating loss.

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SUPPORT

SADS UK welcomes stories from members about their experiences, loss, grief and how SADS, sudden cardiac death has affected them. Sharing our stories with others can be healing and many people benefit from knowing they are not alone in suffering a loss. With a sudden loss there is just no time to mentally prepare for what life would be like without a loved one in it. While it may be incredibly painful, we need to take time to reconcile in our minds what has happened, to try to make sense of something that seems to makes no sense. People need to be given an opportunity to talk about their loved one and assimilate what has happened, to speak or write about their unbelievable and devastating loss.

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SADS UK speak with Dr Mike Ackerman

SADS UK speak with Dr Mike Ackerman

Anne and John Jolly were pleased to speak with Dr Mike Ackerman about how they worked with the SADS Foundation and co-founded SADS UK.

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SADS UK Patron Dr Hilary Jones receives MBE

SADS UK Patron Dr Hilary Jones receives MBE

SADS UK are delighted that their Patron Dr Hilary Jones MBE has been bestowed the title of Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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SADS UK Supports Restart A Heart Day

SADS UK Supports Restart A Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day is an annual training event on October 16th 2020. 

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Stride with SADS UK to STOP SADS, 9th May 2021  -  Hyde Park, London

Stride with SADS UK to STOP SADS, 9th May 2021 - Hyde Park, London

Come rain, come shine, SADS UK is committed to STOP SADS.  Whatever the weather show your solidarity and join the SADS UK Team, Members and Supporters and Stride with SADS UK to raise awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Deaths (SADS) and help put a stop to these tragedies.

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SADS UK Patron receives Rare Award

SADS UK Patron receives Rare Award

SADS UK staff and supporters congratulate Dr Andrew Grace, who has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Experimental Cardiology by the University of Cambridge.

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SADS UK Fundraising Statement for Covid-19

SADS UK Fundraising Statement for Covid-19

SADS UK relies heavily on our fundraisers to help the charity in our aims to save lives due to sudden cardiac death.  We thank you for your support creating your own event or taking part in organised events to raise funds for SADS UK.

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SADS UK Heartwize Project Statement for Covid 19

SADS UK Heartwize Project Statement for Covid 19

The cardiac charity SADS UK is delighted that the Heartwize Project teaching Year 10 pupils CPR & defibrillation has been so well received by schools in Essex.

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Funded by SADS UK, Heartwize Essex were pleased to deliver CPR and Defibrillator training to Year 10 pupils at Westcliff High School for boys

Funded by SADS UK, Heartwize Essex were pleased to deliver CPR and Defibrillator training to Year 10 pupils at Westcliff High School for boys

Funded by SADS UK, Heartwize Essex were pleased to deliver CPR and Defibrillator training to Year 10 pupils at Westcliff High School for boys creating a generation of lifesavers.

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All Schools should have defibrillators to restart the Heart

All Schools should have defibrillators to restart the Heart

An Early Day Motion was tabled in Parliament in 2007 on behalf of SADS congratulating the charity with their lifesaving work and urging Government to bring forward a strategy to make defibrillators available on all school premises

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Basic life support should be taught in Schools

Basic life support should be taught in Schools

SADS is backing the BHF Campaign and Resuscitation Council (UK) initiative urging Emergency Life Support Skills to be put on the Schools National Curriculum.

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SADS UK Annual National Defibrillator Lifesavers Awards

SADS UK Annual National Defibrillator Lifesavers Awards

SADS honour people in the community who have saved lives by the prompt use of basic life support skills and applying defibrillation.

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