Since this journal post, we have sent out all the cards in the first print run. But get in touch if you are interested in the cards and we will look at printing more.
Using an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in the precious minutes after a cardiac arrest dramatically increases the chances of survival. When we bought an AED, we thought hard about how we could share the chance to save a life. We registered our AED at www.aedlocator.org. It’s a great site and and crucial resource, but we were worried it might be below the radar of the people – neighbouring businesses and organisations – we could share our AED with in an emergency.
Our media and print teams have created postcards for people who have an AED to send to the organisations near them. The cards are free from our website here and we don’t charge for postage. We supply them in packs of five.
When you get the cards, complete the information about your AED – your address, opening times and phone number. Deliver or post the cards to the people near you. Those who receive a card should display it – perhaps next to their first aid box. It raises awareness about AEDs and shares the chance to save a life. It’s also a great way to get in touch with neighbouring organisations you weren’t aware of and encourage people to look out for each other.
We’ve sent cards to our local businesses – the butchers, upholsterers and christmas illumination makers now know we have an AED. They’re all only a minute or so away. Our AED had the potential to save 26 lives, but it now has the potential to save over 200.
Order the AED cards here. When you receive them, fill them in and send them to your neighbouring businesses or organisations.