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AED's Save Lives!

Sudden cardiac arrest is among the leading causes of death in the United States. In fact, more than 350,000 people will suffer a cardiac arrest this year. Currently, the only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an AED.

         

Of course, you can – and should – request the assistance of trained medical professionals. However, because the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8-12 minutes, and for each minute defibrillation is delayed, the odds of survival are reduced by approximately 10%, having access to and AED and knowing how to use one, is critical.

 

Most occurrences of SCA in youth occur in public places. The increased availability of publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and school-sponsored athletic events will dramatically increase the probability that youth will survive SCA. 

 

Our AED Donation program is for schools of all grade levels, along with youth and sports organizations. We also offer assistance to families that have a child diagnosed with a heart condition that puts them at risk for SCA, AND have been denied by their insurance. Applicants must reside in the state of Nevada.

For organizations to be considered for an AED donation from us, please complete the form below. Review can take up to 4 weeks.

 

For families, please email us (admin@forheartssakelv.org.) with a denial letter from your insurance company.

 

AED donations are subject to availability and approval.

Dear AED Grant Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in acquiring an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which is the crucial life-saving machine necessary to restart a heart in the event of cardiac arrest.  Since Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims the lives of 325,000 people each year-- up to 9,000 youth-- having an AED nearby and a trained, educated staff can best ensure chances of survival for a victim.

Please have the owner/director of your organization complete this application. Return the completed form to admin@forheartssakelv.org Please allow up to 4 weeks for a determination to be made. One application per organization is permitted. 

Contact Information:  Please note that the person completing this form should be an authorized representative (director, principal, etc.) of the requesting organization.

Financial Information:  Elijah and Chloe Allen Foundation awards 100% funding for AEDs. Because these life saving devices are expensive, all recipients must agree to our donation terms. For reference, one AED can be purchased through our representatives at reduced cost for $1,200.  Wall-mounted cabinets cost approximately $300. Climate controlled cabinets for outdoor mounting cost $700. We will also track and follow up with maintenance reminders.

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