Our partner RCP Planet succeeded again in making a landmark in Pisa a heart safe place. The museum Palazzo Blu is equipped with a HeartSine AED and a Rotaid AED cabinet. This is established in cooperation with Maurizio Cecchini of the foundation Cecchini Cuore.
About the museum
The Palazzo Blu is organising exhibitions and shows art collections to make them available to the public in Pisa’s heart. It is a historical landmark in Pisa and the only blue building in town.
It has been restored and it now hosts art shows from very famous painters (for example Kandinsky, Modigliani, Tolouse Lautrec, Chagal and Mirò). Since the start of art shows in 2008, Palazzo Blu already welcomed more than 500,000 visitors.
If you are interested in reading the whole story about the museum and art shows, please visit the website of Palazzo Blu: Palazzoblu.it
More information about the foundation Cecchini Cuore go to Cecchinicuore.org. Our partner RCP Planet can be found here: RCP-planet.com
Dutch professional football club Roda JC now has a mobile defibrillator
The medical staff of the first team of Roda JC recently added a mobile AED to their equipment. A number of terrible incidents with footballers with heart failure have raised awareness to the staff and players. The presence of an defibrillator can mean the difference between life an death in a cardiac arrest. Therefore last month all players and staff have been trained as a Lay responder. The new AED and the CPR training was offered by Rotaid partner Hartveilig. Campaign 'Reanimeren met Roda JC'Together with Hartveilig, Medtronic, Burgerhulpverlening Limburg and the municipality of Heerlen, Roda JC started the campagne 'Reanimeren met Roda JC'. On March 22nd the campaign kicked off in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium with a private CPR-session. A total of 61 participants, among others Roda JC selection players, municipality management, supporters and sponsors attended the event. Thanks to the event, a total of 213 new lay responders have been trained within six weeks. The successful campaign will take place again in 2018. On the 29th of September 2017, Roda JC will participate to the CPR relay (day) with its youth team. Former Roda JC player and ambassador of the CPR relay Roel Brouwers emphasizes the importance of CPR: "For every minute CPR is started (before the ambulance arrives), the probability of survival increases by 10%. It is a serious cause that has to be brought to everyone's attention, since 300 people are affected by a cardiac arrest every week in the Netherlands”.