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Andrew Ortega Foundation donates school AEDs

Four years ago Michelle Spencer lost her son, Andrew Ortega, a gifted student and athlete. The Rutherford, N.J., teenager died in his sleep, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Andrew was just 13. The family found out later that Andrew had lived with an undiagnosed heart condition (an enlarged heart) that put him at risk for SCA. Had anyone thought […]

Canada and Ontario launch $10 million AED funds for sports centres and hockey arenas

The premier of Ontario has announced a $10 million fund to deploy automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the province. Premier Dalton McGinty said the$10 million in Ontario AED funding will focus on placing AEDs in public access settings such as hockey arenas, recreation centres and high-activity schools. The Ontario AED funding follows on an April announcement by Canadian […]