Mandatory AED’s at sporting events

I was at my local Parkrun yesterday and they announced that in just a week they had raised enough funds for buy a defib!

Which is absolutely brilliant, but I wondered what the impetus had been to do so in such a short space of time.

I had a chat with the lovely Tracy who organises the event and apparently the trigger for it was a runner who had had an SCA after the race a couple of weeks before. ¬†Fortunately he survived, but as Parkrun and other sporting events become a regular part of peoples life, how many more won’t be so lucky before having an AED is mandatory at large sporting events?

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