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HeartSine Donates AED After Theft


Stolen defibrillator Photo by Kevin ShawHeartSine Technologies has donated a samaritan PAD 300P automated external defibrillator (AED) to the village of Great Bookham in Surrey, England, to replace an AED that was stolen from Bookham High Street. 

A February 5 article in This Is Surrey Today by Alexander Robertson reports, “Thieves stole the newly installed Public Access Defibrillator (Pad) from a cabinet outside Rawlings and Kensett Butchers on January 6, prompting local businesses to launch a fundraising drive to replace it.”

With HeartSine providing a replacement free of charge and local shopkeepers sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for a replacement AED, defibrillators will now be placed at either end of the High Street. The article quotes Mole Valley district councillor Paul Newman, as saying: “It just goes to show that even though we have suffered at the hands of mindless individuals there are still some good people out there. Having these two machines placed strategically at either end of the village will potentially save lives.”

Read the full post by Alexander Robertson here on This Is Surrey Today

Photo by Kevin Shaw

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