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£140raised of £2,000 target by 12 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to provide a publicly available and simple to use defibrillator(AED) in Bangor Town Centre, to help save lives 24 hours a day.

Location
Bangor, NI, County Down
Category
Emergencies
Time left
32 days to go

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Recently we updated our first Aid training and were introduced to the benefits of, and indeed the need for, publicly accessible defibrillators. We were surprised at how easy they are to use but dismayed at how few of them are actually available for the public to use. With so many people passing away from cardiac arrest we believe that the public should have every opportunity to save a friend or family member in such an emergency.

Our aim is to fit a wall mounted temperature controlled external cabinet to the outside of The Red Berry Coffee House. This cabinet will protect the defibrillator from the elements and of course abuse. The cabinet will be fitted with a number code lock, the combination for the lock is provided by calling 999.

We hope that this will be the start of a process that sees many more defibrillators (AEDs) made publicly available. Any additional funds raised will be used to fund an additional machine for another part of Bangor.

What Is An AED?

AED, or automated external defibrillator, are small electronic devices that were designed to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Unlike the defibrillators seen on medical TV shows, AEDs are small, lightweight and very easy to operate. They are about the size of a lunch box and have adhesive electrode pads that rescuers attach to the person's chest.

An AED is very simple to use yet houses the same sophisticated defibrillation technology relied on by emergency medical services personnel and physicians.

How Does An AED Work?

An AED is programmed to tell rescuers exactly what to do using voice and visual prompts. Rescuers attach adhesive electrode pads to the person's chest. Through these electrodes, the AED is designed to automatically analyze the electrical activity of the heart to determine if a "shockable" rhythm is present. An AED is so easy to use even untrained school children can operate one quickly and correctly.

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  • Glynn Orchin

    Glynn Orchin

    8 days ago

    Glynn Orchin

    Thank you for the support so far. Between Justgiving and our in store fund raising we have just under £600.

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  • Glynn Orchin

    Glynn Orchin

    a month ago

    Glynn Orchin

    Thanks for the support. This is the artwork design for the front of the cabinet that will house the defibrillator. You certainly won't miss it.

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2 months ago

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  • Terry Reilly

    Terry Reilly

    Dec 4, 2016

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 12, 2016

    £10.00

  • Jess Boyd

    Jess Boyd

    Nov 11, 2016

    £5.00

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Glynn Orchin

Glynn Orchin

Bangor, NI, County Down

The Red Berry Coffeehouse is located in the Heart of Bangor in a landmark building - we believe that our central location is perfect for a publicly accessible AED. Our aim is to raise as much awareness as possible so that in an emergency the defibrillator is a real life saver.

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