AED Grants in the News

Grant Funding for Defibrillators now Available to Everyone

San Diego, CA (OPENPRESS) February 2, 2006 -- Generous donations, corporate backing, and AED manufacturer sponsors have joined forces to give everyone the opportunity to afford a life saving portable AED machine. is launching a nationwide program that enables private and public businesses, agencies, institutions, and even individuals to apply for grant funding toward the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The sponsors of would like to see that portable AED machines become as commonplace as fire extinguishers.

The unfortunate truth is that almost every citizen of the United States, has been affected by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims over 330,000 lives every year in the U.S. alone, making it the leading cause of natural death. Until the introduction of portable AED machines, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival was extremely slim.

According to Matthew Henry of American CPR Training, the nations only centrally managed CPR, First Aid, and AED safety training group and a sponsor of, “survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are estimated to be as low as 1-5%, but overall, when defibrillation is administered within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, survival rates can increase up to an astonishing 74%.” Because of these increased rates of survival, “We were the first national training organization to incorporate the ABCD’s (Airway, Breathing, Circulation & Defibrillation) into every CPR course we offer throughout the US. We now also co-sponsor this AED Grant program as part of our continuing commitment to AED education and deployment.” Read the entire article Online...

Saving lives at home. Once the tool of professionals, defibrillators get a push for public use

As the leading cause of death in the country, sudden cardiac arrest claims 340,000 lives each year.

According to the American Heart Association, that’s 600 deaths a day, 25 deaths an hour. The American Heart Association is working to make it possible to save more lives. Along with manufacturers who have put portable defibrillators on the market, the Heart Association is providing the public with information so that defibrillators can be used with minimal training.

For the public, this means something that was previously only available for use by medical professionals is now available for use in homes, where 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur.

The change was brought about by the advent of Automatic External Defibrillators, or AEDs. Unlike those used in hospitals, these devices do most of the work themselves. About all that’s required is placing patches on the victim’s chest, turning on the device and following instructions provided by the machine....

...Consumers can compare the merits of each model by going online to, whose goal it is to have an AED in every home, business and public place. The Web site also offers a grant application to make purchasing defibrillators more affordable.

Sponsor Spotlight:

American CPR Training has devoted itself to expanding the general public's knowledge and skills in CPR and other life saving safety topics for over 12 years.  They conduct national training in topics such as Adult, Child, Infant CPRAEDFirst Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens.  American CPR sees this opportunity to sponsor the Grant Program, as a way to contribute to their community and further provide Institutions, businesses, and individuals with a way to affordably place AED machines within their buildings. Save A Life! A.C.T. Now™

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Our Goal: An AED wherever tragedy may strike.

An AED in every Home…
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An AED in every Public Place… ~
Providing Funding to Empower America in Deploying these Critical Lifesaving Devices... ~ Providing Funding to Empower America in Deploying these Critical Lifesaving Devices.. Public & Private Entities Grant for funding Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). This program is designed to help institutions and individuals everywhere place these amazing life-saving devices at an affordable price. You may even apply as an Individual for a Home AED! Generous participation and corporate backing have been secured by for this corporate sponsored AED Buy Down Grant Project . also offers training for CPR and AEDs. can help you donate an AED, receive funding for an AED Device, place defibrillators in your home or workplace, help public facilities obtain AED Grants for Automated External Defibrillators and discounts on AED Batteries and AED Cabinets. We work with AED Manufacturers such as Philips, Physio Control, Defibtech, HeartSine, and Zoll to provide state of the art AED machines like the OnSite, FRx, LifePak CR2, Lifeline, Samaritan PAD 350P, and more... let us know your Defibrillation of AED Training need, and we can help you find your AED answers. We even have resources for refurbished AEDs and AED Refurbishers. What was your search term & what Search engine did you use? Email us, we'd love to know!