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
Belgium reduces VAT for purchasing AED
Belgium wants to encourage the purchase of an AED. The government is taking an important step by reducing the VAT from 21 to 6 percent and no longer determines a defibrillator as a luxury product! Belgium now counts 10,000 AEDs compared to the 100,000 from neighbour the Netherlands, which also uses a 6 percent tax rate.