Volksbank has donated a lifesaving HeartSine automated external defibrillator (AED) to the FC Lau-Brechte football club in Ochtrup, Germany.
The AED will protect all team players and spectators in the event of a life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incident. SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, and it is often fatal if not treated within the first few minutes of an attack.
The device will be kept in the club’s referee cabinet, located just steps away from the football field. In the event of SCA, time is critical, as for every minute defibrillation is delayed, the victim’s chance of survival decreases by seven to ten percent. After 10 minutes, typical SCA survival rates drop to zero, hence the reason the club chose to place the device within quick reach of players and spectators.
Dr. Sebastian Gesenhues endorsed the HeartSine AED device, stating that the device is so easy to use and that it does the majority of the work for you.
The AED was provided by HeartSine German distributor, MedX5.
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