Local engineering company, United Cast Bar Ltd. have donated two CellAEDs to the Senior Spireites Walking Football Club following one of their players suffering a Cardiac Arrest during a recent match.
Thanks to the knowledge and quick action taken by another player, CPR was administered and their closest AED was used to revive the player (Mel) suffering the Cardiac Arrest. Mel is now recovering at home following a short hospital stay.
Malc Perks, Chair of the Senior Spireites, says the experience made him realise that the club needed better access to defibrillators (AEDs) for away matches in other locations, and social trips that are attended.
Malc comments: “seeing first hand how vital the AED was in saving Mel’s life made me realise that we needed other units for use at all our events and matches. James from UCB and the CellAED supplier CorMed-DX have been very quick to respond to my request which means that our members will be better protected at future matches and events that the club attends. Our experience shows that we were lucky to have someone who knew how to do CPR. To make sure that others can do the same thing in future we are having several of our members enrol on CPR courses in the next few weeks. As a result, I would urge all sporting clubs to make sure that they have access to a defibrillator, know how to use it, and have people in the club who are CPR trained.”
Weighing just 450 grams, the CellAEDs gifted to the club can be taken with them to all future games and be kept pitch side in their equipment bags for use in an emergency. CellAED can provide up to 20 shocks on a single use, with audio prompts talking you through every step of the CPR and defibrillation process.
We are pleased to hear Mel is at home and on the mend.
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