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Defibrillators in communities

Communities can play a big part in creating a nation of life savers. Having a defibrillator in your community and training people in CPR means that more people will know what to do when someone has a cardiac arrest.

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Does my community need a defibrillator?

Yes, your community needs a defibrillator. For every minute someone is in cardiac arrest without CPR and access to a defibrillator, their chances of survival drops by up to 10%.

Having a public access defibrillator (PAD) available in an emergency can be life saving, especially in rural areas where ambulance response times may be longer.

You can check the response times of the ambulance service in your area on the ambulance response times website.

What are the benefits of having a defibrillator in my community?

Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This has been partly attributed to two factors that communities can change:

  • there aren’t enough people prepared to perform CPR when someone has a cardiac arrest
  • there aren’t enough defibrillators.

By having a defibrillator in your community and by training people in CPR, you can play an important part in saving more lives.

How can I fund a defibrillator?

Public access defibrillators are often bought by parish councils, residents groups, social clubs and churches. Funds can be raised through business sponsorship, donations and fundraising activities like car washes or bake sales.

We also offer part-funding for a defibrillator if you meet certain criteria.

Find out whether you’re eligible
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How can I buy a defibrillator?

Get in touch and we’ll tailor a package to meet the needs of your community, including:

  • a defibrillator and a free CPR training manikin
  • cabinets and all the necessary accessories, including promotional material
  • ongoing support with how to maintain your defibrillator in the future.

Contact us about buying a defibrillator. Alternatively, you can purchase a defibrillator from our online shop.

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