It still does not make sense that all 50 states have different regulations when it comes to AEDs. Why should California have less AED regulations, while New York requires AEDs to be mandated in all public and private K-12 schools, assisted living facilities, health clubs, and nursing homes? If you lived in California, or any other state that has little to no AED regulation, wouldn’t you want to see these regulations be installed? This is YOUR mother’s, father’s, sister’s, brother’s, aunt’s, uncle’s, grandfather’s, grandmother’s, friend’s, child’s life that we are talking about here that could be in jeopardy at any moment.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes 1,000 people a day. This is equivalent to 1 person EVERY 90 seconds. One person every minute and a half goes into sudden cardiac arrest, and this is without choosing favorites. There are no favorites when it comes to SCA. You just don’t know when, where, or who will come in touch with cardiac arrest, but when it strikes; the clock starts ticking. Less than ten-minutes. That’s all the time the time that you have to save this person; whether it be a loved one or a complete stranger.
“To Save One Life Is As If To Save The World.” -The Talmud
- 19 out of 50 states require AEDs in SOME schools, but not all
- 14 out of 50 states require AEDs in health clubs
- 19 out of 50 states have no requirements for AEDs