KV Mechelen's AFAS stadium equipped with defibrillators

1 May 2017
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Belgian Football Club KV Mechelen and Heartsaver vzw partnered to install multiple public access defibrillators in the AFAS Stadium. 

With the installation of 7 devices, the stadium is now well equipped to deal with a sudden cardiac arrest. Also the training ground has been equipped with a device. All defibrillators are safely stored in our outdoor heated cabinets. The cabinets have a special red livery and have been fitted with custom made backboards. Thanks to this customization, the AED’s stand out, but also blend in perfectly with the characteristic red and yellow colors of KV Mechelen. Our Belgian partner Heartsaver vzw provided the units and will continue to work closely with KV Mechelen in the near future. ”Every year in Belgium 11,000 people are affected by a sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Currently less than ten percent survives, “says Luc Ketele, Heartsaver’s CEO. “If you can start CPR with an AED device within five minutes, we can increase survival rates to 70 percent.”

We are very proud to have our cabinets installed at one of Belgium’s most iconic football clubs. We also had great pleasure in tailoring our products to the club’s color scheme and are very proud of the results. We like to wish all fans, players, guests and visitors a good match and visit to the AFAS Stadium.

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