SADS UK Supports Members in donating 2 Defibrillators to Help Save Lives
Rob Turner said : "Ashfield CFR team received two new defibrillators donated to us from SADS UK. These were presented by Angela & David Hosking. Angela and David lost their daughter Joanne 15 years ago to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, Joanne was only 32 at the time leaving behind three young children the youngest being only 2 at the time of her passing. SADS UK is a fantastic charity that raises money so AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) can be installed in public areas meaning that there will be a better chance to help someone survive a cardiac arrest if there is a defibrillator close by."
SADS UK donates Automated External Defibrillators to schools and in the community so that if the first sign of a cardiac condition is cardiac arrest there is equipment on site to give the person their best chance of survival. SADS UK has enabled many Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) to be placed and lives have been saved as a direct result of the charity’s work. The SADS UK defibrillator cabinet has enabled many defibrillators to be placed outside to be used by the community in the event of a cardiac arrest emergency.
Using CPR alone provides a 5% chance of survival but early use of the defibrillator as well increases the chance of survival to over 50%. The sudden death of a child, young person or healthy adult is traumatic and devastating. SADS UK offers support to many families and individuals who have lost loved ones.
In order to help prevent such tragedies SADS UK funds research into SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) to better understand, identify and treat the complex conditions that can cause sudden death.
If you would like further information please contact Anne Jolly MBE, SADS UK
on 01277 811215, email: [email protected]