Provided by a partnership of Buhl Regional Health Foundation, Allegheny Health Network, UPMC Horizon and Jameson Community Health Foundations, and Sharon Regional Medical Center.
What is an AED & Why are they important?
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device designed to deliver an electric shock to people experiencing cardiac arrest, restoring the heart rhythm to normal. AEDs can be used by people who are not healthcare professionals, providing a tool that can save lives before first responders could arrive on the scene of an emergency.
According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, approximately 356,000 people in the US each year experience a cardiac arrest out of the hospital, and nine out of ten die. However, when bystanders intervene immediately, survival rates double or triple.
We are working closely with our partners, Allegheny Health Network, UPMC Horizon and Jameson Community Health Foundations, and Sharon Regional Medical Center, to increase cardiac arrest survival rates by distributing AEDs to public facilities where they may most often be needed.
Things to know
Is your organization in need of an AED? Our application process is simple.
- To qualify for an AED, your organization must be within the BRHF service area. (Organizations in Lawrence county that are not within our service area are encouraged to apply and may be eligible to receive an AED fulfilled by the UPMC Jameson Health Foundation.)
- If you are in need of replacement supplies for your AED, please submit the same application.
Please submit the AED Request Form below when you are ready to apply.