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Arrhythmia Alliance together with the Town of Ridgeland are pleased to announce the launch of the Defibs Save Lives #RidgelandHeartsMatter campaign. Our initial goal is to equip 10 Ridgeland police and fire department vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to make the Ridgeland community heart safe. Additionally, there are plans in place to install public-access AEDs in locations throughout the town, such as Main Street, Town Hall, and Turpin Park.



In the United States, an estimated 360,000 people experience out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) every year and nine out of ten of those people will die as a result. CPR alone only provides a 9% chance of survival however with CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator combined, chances of survival increase more than five-fold to over 50%. The goal of this partnership is to improve the chances of survival for the town’s residents and visitors who may experience SCA. Sudden Cardiac Arrest affects people of all ages, young and old and strikes without warning. The strongest chance of survival is with the use of an AED to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm.

Anyone can use an AED, even a child.
You cannot cause any further harm to a person by using one - 
but you can SAVE A LIFE.

To become involved in fundraising for the placement of an AED or to donate towards this campaign,
contact Clare Shumway, email or call, 843-415-1886

Alternatively you can mail a donation check to

P.O. Box 5507, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29938
please make all checks payable to 'Arrhythmia Alliance' and note Ridgeland Hearts Matter in the memo

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