A Physio-Control AED and heated outdoor cabinet were recently installed at the HQ of Definetz in Gut Drechen, Germany. This non-profit organization has committed itself to the increase in survival of sudden cardiac arrest, that kills over 100,000 Germans each year. Definetz increases public awareness, develops guidelines and is ‘mapping’ all German defibrillators. Their AED is now 24/7/365 available and we are a proud supporter of this organization! www.definetz.de
A small country with a big heart!
The Dutch Heart Association (Hartstichting) announced today it reached its goal of 170.000 registered lay responders. These 170.000 represent 1% of the Dutch population and make the Netherlands the first country in the world with such a large national network of responders. Next to the repsonders, the association also encouraged AED owners in making their device accessible 24 hours a day, resulting in over 1400 new Public Access Defibrillators. Rotaid is very proud to be part of this great project and achievement. Together with the Dutch Heart Association we remain committed to further enlarge the amount of lay responders and accessible defibrillators in the Netherlands. Read the full dutch article from Hartstichting:hartstichting.nl/nieuws/mijlpaal-170-000-burgerhulpverleners-in-nederland