Latest updates to Lifeline AEDs

The Lifeline series of AEDs have been proved to be the easiest to use defibrillators on the market.

However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be improved upon even further!

Defibtech, the manufacturers of the units, have recently announced some updates to the latest models of Lifeline AED and Lifeline AUTO.

2nd July 2019

Free ECG Tests To Ce Carried Out At Football Academy

A Scottish football academy for young people has become the first to offer players free tests for potentially fatal heart conditions.

Stirling Albion’s Junior Academy will offer screening for all players aged 14 and over in a bid to reduce instances of “sudden death syndrome”, which can include many different causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young people.

13th May 2019

270 lives: CPR & AED training should be part of the national teaching curriculum

This year, in the UK, 270 children will die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at school.

With this figure in mind, it seems obvious that any measure to reduce that number should be implemented immediately.

Which is why the recent announcement by the Department for Education (DfE) has been welcomed by The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and British Red Cross.

26th July 2018

“Win a Defib” Competition Winner

Martek Lifecare would like to thank everyone who entered our most recent competition to win a life saving defibrillator worth £1,000.

Congratulations to Michelle Ashwell who is our lucky winner! Michelle received her Lifeline Defibrillator last week where she presented it to the Leavesden Juniors Parkrun.

2nd August 2017

Advantages & Benefits of Greater Awareness Of Defibrillators

One town in the UK is launching a campaign to raise awareness of all the locations where defibrillators are installed.

The Southport Visiter revealed that there were 180 cardiac arrests in Southport in 2016, and noted that concerns have been raised that lives could be lost not because defibrillators aren’t available, but because people don’t know where they’re installed.

5th July 2017

Sarum St. Paul School’s New Automatic Defibrillator

Students and staff members at Sarum St Paul’s School in Salisbury have just been provided with a new automatic defibrillator as a key part of its first aid equipment.

Head Lizzie Weavers told the Salisbury Journal that the School Council recognised just how important it was to have a defibrillator on site and were incredibly driven where their fundraising efforts were concerned, raising more than £1,400 for the device.

4th July 2017

AEDs Now In All Outer Hebrides Schools

Every school in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides now has an automated external defibrillator (AED) installed, it has been announced.

The Stornoway Gazette reported on the development, noting that Scottish charity Lucky2BHere was behind the process of installing defibrillators in all the locations.

In addition to providing the devices, the charity has also been running defibrillator training sessions with children at the schools, with 874 pupils having received emergency life support training to date.

29th June 2017

Lightning Strike Dad Campaigns For Defibrillators

A father who was struck by lightning at a school sports day last year is campaigning for more defibrillators to be installed across Northern Ireland, particularly in primary schools.

The Belfast Telegraph reported on Geordie Allen’s story, who miraculously survived a lightning strike in 2016.

28th June 2017

Crowdfunding Campaign for Defibrillators in Milton Keynes

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by Camphill Communities in bid to raise the money needed for two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed in two busy public spaces.

The Milton Keynes Citizen revealed that the organisation’s theatre and cafe will be the two locations to benefit from having the lifesaving devices installed.

27th June 2017

Murphy’s Family Donates To Defibrillator Campaign

A family in Belfast has made a staggering donation to the city council to help it provide eight new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across the city.

The family of Mark Murphy have raised £5,408 and want this money to be used to provide AEDs in his memory.

22nd June 2017