Defibrillators – Are They Needed At Grassroots Sports?

This week,  a series of rebroadcasts of recent shows are scheduled

defibrillators

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…

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Put defibrillators in public places, say Oliver King’s parents

By Dominic Hughes – Health correspondent, BBC News

Oliver King died of heart failure during a school swimming lesson
More heart defibrillators in public places could save dozens of lives each year, according to campaigners.

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

via BBC News – Put defibrillators in public places, say Oliver King’s parents.