Tag Archives: Michigan AEDs

Michigan school raises AED funds in memory of Wes Leonard

Fennville High School in Fennville, Mich., hosted its 4th annual “Never Forgotten” game on Jan. 30 in memory of Wes Leonard. A member of the Fennville Blackhawks basketball team, Leonard, suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a game in 2011. He collapsed just moments after making the game-winning overtime shot that gave the Blackhawks a 20-0 season. […]

Study Finds Adults Represent 2/3 of SCA Cases in Schools

A recent five-year study by Michigan researchers has revealed surprising information on the nature of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events in schools: Victims tend to be adults and rarely occur at sporting events despite most SCAs occurring after 5 p.m. Case-in-point: Our recent blog entry [Parents and Student Save Grandfather’s Life During a High School […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our roundup about legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) currently before state legislatures. You can read Part 1 here. Illinois AED legislation: HB 4661 (the Mass Transit Defibrillator bill), introduced by Representative Jack Franks in October, 2009, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. It would require that the Chicago Transportation Authority, the […]