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A campaign is set to be launched with the aim of increasing the number of defibrillators which are installed across the county.

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A campaign is set to be launched with the aim of increasing the number of defibrillators which are installed across the county.
AEDdonate Charity is launching an ambition campaign on May 1 to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire.
AEDdonate works closely with communities, residents’ associations, businesses and councils to fundraise, purchase, install and register defibrillators which are public access.
The charity works across the country to raise awareness, knowledge and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR.
A spokesman for the charity said: “In Staffordshire, the average time for emergency services to arrive following a 999 call is eight to 12 minutes. In the case of sudden cardiac arrest, every minute counts, the person’s survival rate drops by seven to 10 per cent 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 Automated External Defibrillator.
“Defibrillation within three to five minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50 to 70 per cent.
“This means that, with more public access defibrillators, we could significantly improve survival rates.
“Join us at AEDdonate, to install an additional 1,000 Public Access Defibrillators across the county to make sure we are all better protected from the UK’s biggest killer.”
To find out more call 01785 472 224 or visit www.aeddonate.org.uk.

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