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    Weʼve raised £110 to fit a defibrillator in the village of Talybont , vital life saving equipment convenient to all.

    Talybont, Gwynedd, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    We would like to fit a defibrillator in Talybont, even the fastest paramedics could take eight to 12 minutes to get to a patient after he or she collapses. Quick access to an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, by an engaged bystander could increase the odds of survival from about 5% to 40% and higher.
    Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack, which usually is caused by an arterial blockage. SCA causes the heart to suddenly and unexpectedly stop beating, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. A person with no signs of heart disease can suddenly pass out and appear lifeless. The survival rate outside of a hospital setting is only 1% to 5%, but the chance of survival increases considerably if they can be immediately treated with an AED.
    Further Facts and Figures
    Approximately 30,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK
    In 2013, the Emergency Medical Services attempted to resuscitate approximately 28,000 people after they suffered an Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    Of the 28,000 people that emergency services attempted to resuscitate, only 8.6% survived and were discharged from hospital
    Approximately 80% of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur at Home; 20% will occur in public places
    The current rate of initial bystander CPR in England is reported to be around 43%
    12 people under the age of 35 die every week due to sudden cardiac arrest in the UK
    270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school
    When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%
    Currently, only 20% of cardiac arrest victims are in a ‘shockable’ rhythm when the EMS arrive; this figure can be increased if more cardiac arrest victims received immediate, effective CPR from bystanders
    If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%

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      7

      • Zoe harding

        Zoe harding

        Jul 23, 2017

        I live in Dyffryn and think this is a fantastic idea.

        £20.00

      • Matthew Bowater

        Matthew Bowater

        Jul 23, 2017

        Happy memories camping there a a child. My parents live in Barmouth now. Good luck

        £30.00

      • Debra Audin

        Debra Audin

        Jul 11, 2017

        I wish I could afford to buy one for the village like I did for Barmouth many years ago in memory of my late husband but I will do all I can to help raise enough for another one x

        £10.00

      • Wendy Russell

        Wendy Russell

        Jul 8, 2017

        Although we don't live in the village we do have a holiday home in Talybont and feel it is really important to support our adopted community. Good luck with the fundraising efforts.

        £20.00

      • Angela

        Angela

        Jul 6, 2017

        In memory of my grandad who is buried in Llanaber.

        £10.00

      • David Wilsn

        David Wilsn

        Jul 6, 2017

        The more of these the better, save friends and neighbours lives!

        £10.00

      • Andy Matthews

        Andy Matthews

        Jul 6, 2017

        We can save lives.

        £10.00

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      Talybont, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

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