School AED: Pennsylvania school receives AED donation: Cardiac Science for the week of Jan. 18

School AED: Pennsylvania school receives AED donation

Parent Heart Watch and Cardiac Science joined forces this month to donate an Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Hershey Christian School in Pennsylvania. Students at the school include a ninth grader with a heart condition that causes an abnormally rapid heartbeat.

“Unless people are prepared, there is no second chance after sudden cardiac arrest,”  a Parent Heart Watch member told the media when the defibrillator was presented to the school. “We want other people to have the chance our children never had.”

Two Powerheart AEDs donated to the University of Washington

Cardiac Science is involved in college AED donations and school AED donations through out the world, but a recent donation of Powerheart AED G3s to the University of Washington rowing program and the university’s athletic department was particularly significant for us.

The October 2009 donations were part of our support for the third Dave McLean Memorial Golf Tournament, an event that benefits the university rowing program. Dave McLean, a member of the University of Washington Class of 1967, died of sudden cardiac arrest. Today Dave’s son, Peter McLean, is U.S distribution manager with Cardiac Science, and is involved with the sales of exactly the equipment that might have saved his father’s life.

Airline AEDs: Do you know how to find one?

When Rachel Moyer of the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund flies, she always asked the flight attendant where the plane’s AED is located. On a recent Go! Airlines flight between Oahu and Kauai, Moyer asked her usual question.

Later, when the flight attendant gave the flight safety announcements, she mentioned Moyer’s request, and said that she wanted everyone on one the plane to know that an AED was on board, and told them where it was located.

Moyer suggests that this would be a great policy for all airlines to adopt.