There are more than 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests across the UK every year but less than one in ten people survive. The more defibrillators that are accessible, and the more people trained in how to use them, the better the chance of survival for someone who suddenly collapses from a cardiac arrest.
Clubs and other rugby activity providers may want to consider getting an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), especially if they are a hub for community activity. An AED on site may prove a lifesaver, as the potential for saving a life is dependent on time: the faster medical help is administered, the better the chance of survival.
VIdeo: England Men’s Team undertake training to highlight the importance of knowing CPR and the use of an AED.