Pope Francis Accepts Gift of Defibtech Automated External Defibrillator

Pope Francis Accepts Gift of Defibtech Automated External Defibrillator 

Guilford, CT
February 12, 2014

Pope Francis personally accepted the gift of a Defibtech Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from Defibtech's president Gintaras Vaisnys and Gianfranco Buchbinder, vice president of international sales. Defibtech is a leading designer and manufacturer of Automated External Defibrillators.   

Vaisnys and Buchbinder met with the Pope at a papal audience in St. Peter’s Square where Vaisnys presented the Lifeline VIEW AED while Buchbinder explained how defibrillators can save victims of sudden cardiac arrest. "It was a great honor to present our AED to Pope Francis," Vaisnys said. “And practically speaking, with so many people visiting the Vatican every day it is important for AEDs to be available in such a heavily travelled public location.”

Defibtech AEDs have been chosen world-wide for many different types of public access deployments, including churches and other places of worship. Having an AED where people congregate is important because immediate resuscitation is vital. Studies show that more than 70 percent of SCA victims who are defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest survive. If defibrillation is delayed for more than 10 minutes, less than 5 percent live.

The low cost of Defibtech AEDs makes the life-saving devices affordable for churches, many of which have acquired them through fund-raising and donations. The Defibtech line of AEDs includes models which are very easy to use by any bystander. All Defibtech AEDs provide step-by-step real time instructions which guide the user through a rescue. The Defibtech VIEW series of AEDs provide instructions in both audible and visual formats, including full-motion, color video.

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.