18-05-2012 : Defibrillators – Are They Needed At Grassroots Sports?
Tonight, Mal appeals for your help in getting defibrillators at all grassroots sports. Apparently more than a dozen young people die each week with undiagnosed heart problems.
Who knows if a defibrillator at your ground or sports centre cold save a life in an emergency…
Put defibrillators in public places, say Oliver King’s parents
By Dominic Hughes – Health correspondent, BBC News
The parents of Oliver King who died of heart failure during a school swimming lesson in Liverpool want to see defibrillators in all public buildings.
They say that more than a dozen young people die each week from undiagnosed heart problems.
An e-petition has been launched to try to force Parliament to discuss the issue.
The call for more defibrillators comes after the Bolton player Fabrice Muamba – who himself nearly died during a match – returned to his club on Wednesday, where he stepped out on to the pitch to a warm welcome.
His life was saved after he received prompt treatment on the pitch, including the use of the defibrillator at the Tottenham ground where he collapsed during an away match