Jay's AIM believe that the greatest way to 'Make a Difference' to the number of young people who die of sudden cardiac arrest in the South West of England is to provide emergency life saving equipment and life saving training. When somebody has a cardiac arrest their chances of survival are massively increased if the people who are closest to them at the time can give emergency CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is used.
"If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%"
We can't predict when a young person is going to have a sudden cardiac arrest, and we can't choose who is going to be with them at the time! Therefore its crucial that everyone knows what to do in an emergency. Our aim is to get as many of the South West's young people, as well as the people who support them, trained in CPR training and confident in being able to use an AED. By providing AEDs to the places most in need we hope to increase the chances of an AED being available in the case of an emergency.
Please click on the pages displayed on the left to find out more about how you can 'Make a Difference' with the help of Jay's AIM!