We love it when our AEDs go to a good cause - it's even better when people share the good news with their wider community, so that they know where they can access an AED close to home in the case of an emergency. Great to see Whenuakite School taking the message wide and far in the local newspaper, The Mercury Bay Informer. If you have an AED … [Read more...] about Heart Saver gives back to communities
The people in this photograph saw there was an issue in their local community and they rallied to do something about it. They took it upon themselves to fix a problem that pretty much every suburb in NZ currently faces... On Easter Monday, a local man collapsed in cardiac arrest in Highbury, Auckland. Passers-by did CPR while a few teenage girls … [Read more...] about We need more people like this!
The quick thinking of Benita’s Mareikura’s students quite possibly saved her life when, in late December, she dramatically crashed to the floor while teaching, in front of her classroom of 11 and 12 year olds. It was a cardiac arrest. “I remember going to work and then I remember waking up in Wellington but not much else. Others have had to … [Read more...] about Napier teacher collapses in classroom
The crowd of 800 held their breath when Golden Shears champion Mii 'Mick' Nooroa collapsed while competing in the 58th annual shearing and woolhandling competition in Masterton. Without warning, he'd suffered a cardiac arrest. He is only here today thanks to the quick CPR and use of an AED by rural firefighters, a nurse and event … [Read more...] about Quick CPR and AED use saved this shearer’s life
As much as we work with AEDs and have our first aid trainers and managing director still on the frontline at medical emergencies, it's still confronting to hear the specifics of a cardiac arrest, like Ray Waite, who "dropped down dead" at his local pub and is only here today because his workmates from the Mataura Valley Milk plant had used the … [Read more...] about I don’t remember being dead: how an AED saved this man’s life
We shudder to think what might have happened if the Heart Saver AED Paul Ego donated hadn't been nearby when Adam Booker's friends needed it on Adam's stag 'do. Thanks for helping to spread the word about the importance of AEDs with your personal story, Adam - you're awesome! It gives us warm fuzzies to read this and watch the video. Here's to an … [Read more...] about I should be dead: groom who almost died at his stag do finally getting married