Action Hampshire is crowdfunding for a community access defibrillator!

29.09.17

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Action Hampshire noticed there is a lack of community access defibrillators in Winchester city centre, where our office is, so we’ve decided to crowdfund to buy one to put on the outside of our building for other local businesses and the general public to use in an emergency and help save lives.

Using a defibrillator within three minutes of a cardiac arrest can improve a person’s chance of survival by as much as 70%. Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, but too many people aren’t given a chance because there isn’t a defibrillator nearby.

Community access defibrillators are registered with the ambulance service. When someone in the area calls 999 and describes cardiac arrest symptoms, the operator will give them directions to our defibrillator and a code to unlock the cabinet. The operator will then talk the caller through the process of using CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the defibrillator.

If you would like to help us reach our target of £1,500 by 31 October 2017, please go to our Crowdfunder page