Defibtech and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Partner in “You Can Save a Life at School AED Challenge”

Defibtech and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Partner in “You Can Save a Life at School AED Challenge”

Guilford, CT
May 1, 2014

Defibtech, a leading manufacturer of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), has donated 12 AEDs to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation for their contest “You Can Save a Life at School AED Challenge”. This contest is designed to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and help save lives in school settings.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike anywhere at any time. It is a condition in which the heartbeat stops abruptly and unexpectedly and can affect people who seem to be healthy and have no known medical conditions. SCA affects all ages, including young people. The only cure for SCA is early defibrillation. Studies show that if victims are defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest, more than 70 percent survive. If defibrillation is delayed for more than 10 minutes, only 5 percent live, making immediate access to AEDs vital.

“Schools are buildings which are not only used by students, but also by school staff, parents and visitors who use schools for community activities,” said Defibtech president Gintaras Vaisnys. “These are highly populated buildings which means that there is a significant chance that sudden cardiac arrest may occur.”

To enter the contest students are invited to submit a captioned photo or short video addressing why is it important for schools to have AEDs, why their school needs an AED and how the school will raise awareness about its AED program. The school whose submission is chosen will win a Defibtech Lifeline AED and “You Can Save a Life at School” educational booklets.

About Defibtech

Defibtech, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other resuscitation equipment.  Defibtech relentlessly pursues one goal: making the best AEDs in the world at affordable prices. Defibtech devices include the Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ families of AEDs, with over 200,000 defibrillators sold worldwide. The products are sold through its network of distribution partners in the United States and around the world. Defibtech is headquartered in Guilford, Conn.  All Defibtech AEDs are designed and manufactured in the United States in state-of-the-art ISO 13485:2003 certified facilities.  For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com or call +1-203-453-4507.