Save a Life - Community AEDs

605-336-2095

unitedway@seuw.org

Funded Program:

Save a Life, Public Access Defibrillators - matching grant funds to assist non-profit, educational, and municipal organizations with the purchase and placement of Automated External Defibrillators. 

Between 300,000 and 400,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest in a non-hospital environment every year and for each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced by about 10%. 

A defibrillator is a small, lightweight device that allows quick-thinking citizens and co-workers to treat sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a shock to the victim's chest, ideally re-starting his or her heart. There is no danger of harming a patient who might not need defibrillation because an AED diagnoses dangerous heart rhythms and responds accordingly. AEDs are user friendly and even "talk" the user through the process.

Learn more about the grant, application process and to submit an application.