Automated External Defibrillators as Gifts

Thomas Bliss Automated External Defibrillators Leave a Comment

This morning I felt a pain in my chest, no it wasn’t physical just that the chill in the air told me that summer is about to make way for fall, then winter, then the holidays, and I should start working on a Christmas gift list, and I just don’t have enough hours in the day (all that went through my head in about two seconds flat) …ARGHHH!!

Then I started thinking about making the case for AED’s as gifts (Automated External Defibrillators). No other gift has the potential to save a life during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) like an AED. No iPhone or Droid app, not a 60in HD Display, iPad, XBox or Play Station or Kindle has the capability (but I would guess there will be an app for that soon.)

800,000 people in the United States will suffer a heart attack this year, of those 800,000, 47,000 will have a second, almost half will have a shockable rhythm, and in any case most will need CPR.

So when you are making your list and checking it twice think about this.

What is the best gift you can possibly give a person? (hint, every mother knows the answer to this one)

Put your answer below in comments.