HeartSaver donates 45 AEDs to Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

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HeartSaver has donated 45 brand new Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.

An AED is a portable device that can send an electric shock to the heart in an attempt to restore normal heart rhythm.

They were handed out during a ceremony at the Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital at the Deaconess Gateway campus.

The life-saving tool will be placed in the sheriff’s department vehicles.

Those with HeartSaver say while the donation is important, they still have a long way to go.

“Our goal with HeartSaver is to make sure as many AED’s as are needed in the Tri-State are where they need to be. Because we have a special goal that each first responder vehicle in the Tri-State has an AED, we have what we feel is still a long way to go.”

To date, the HeartSaver Program has placed 307 AEDs in schools, community centers and first responder vehicles in the area.

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(This story was originally published on February 19, 2019)

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