Thought we would share some statistics with you to show the importance of what Avril’s Trust is trying to achieve with your valued support….
The average UK survival rates for someone who has had a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is only 7%! Scary isn’t it? However we, YES US, the general public, can help raise this figure to over 50% .. with a knowledge of CPR and the use of defibrillation. Early defibrillation in the first 3-5 minutes can increase this percentage further to 74%.
Avril’s Trust aims to locate defibrillators in areas of high population and also to provide a programme of First Aid Courses, which will give people the confidence to perform lifesaving CPR. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen at anytime to anyone (it isn’t age specific). However, with the correct tools we can save lives!….
We have shared a graph from Arrhythmia Alliance which shows more clearly what an impact effective CPR and early defibrillation can have on survival rates. Lets make this a safer place to live!!