SADS UK

Donating lifesaving defibrillators in schools

Making schools 'Heartsafe' by having a defibrillator on school premises to restart the heart if a pupil or teacher suffers a cardiac arrest. The quicker a therapeutic shock is delivered the better chance there is of survival for students and others who experience cardiac arrest.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1113681)

Amount raised

£5

Donations

1

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • Having the defibrillator at school changes the way I feel when I’m there. I feel comfortable and secure knowing it's there for anyone who may need it

    — Rosa Quigley-Phipps

  • Having the defibrillator at school changes the way I feel when I’m there. I feel comfortable and secure knowing it's there for anyone who may need it

    — Rosa Quigley-Phipps

Situation

Sometimes the first sign of a cardiac abnormality is when a person suffers cardiac arrest. Sadly cardiac arrest affects children and young people as well as the older population. Without prompt treatment they could die.

Solution

Having a defibrillator, which is lifesaving medical equipment, on the premises will assist in restarting the heart if this emergency occurs and has the potential to save lives.