Mon 29 Apr 2019

On May 1 2019 AEDdonate Charity in Stone, Staffordshire (https://aeddonate.org.uk) are launching an ambition campaign to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

There will be five new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) sites launched on the 1st across the County at:

  • Whitebridge Residential Estate in Stone,
  • The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda St, ST1 3DW, in partnership with Aynsley Insurance,
  • Tri Services & Veterans Support Centre, Veteran's House, Hassell St, Newcastle, ST5 1AR, in partnership with Acacia Training,
  • Swiftys Micro Bar, 69 Weston Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 6AB; and
  • House of Bread, 43 Browning St, Stafford, ST16 3AX.

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 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 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.

Call AEDdonate on 01785 472 224, visit https://www.aeddonate.org.uk or connect with the charity on Social Media via @AEDdonate for more information on how you can help.