News Headlines Article

AEDs: Califronia bill is aimed at increasing accessibility of lifesaving defibrillators
The Mercury News

When easy-to-use heart defibrillators came onto the market two decades ago, they were billed as a way to save the lives of tens of thousands of victims of cardiac arrest each year.

But today defibrillators are still few and far between. And they often sit in back rooms or lockers, shuttered away from public view.

“I can’t even say there’s one in every building. I can’t say there’s one in every complex, and I can’t say there’s one in every block,” said Angie Scott, the defibrillator coordinator at the Santa Clara Unified School District. “They are rare.”