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To mark our foundation’s 10th anniversary, we donated 10 AEDs to 10 schools and youth centers between February and October 2020.The program is now closed. Check back in 2021 for more opportunities to apply. And please use our free resources to create a culture of cardiac emergency preparedness in your community.
Applicants agree that if awarded an AED, they will work with their organization to implement a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan. We will help support this implementation process by reviewing the plan’s five steps with your team and providing free, turn-key resources to assist your efforts. Please note that accepting our device donation requires complete compliance with the California Health & Safety Code, which includes specific administrative and financial responsibilities the organization must commit to (such as replacing AED battery and pads every few years), as well as enrolling with San Diego Project Heart Beat to maintain compliance and making sure the AED is accessible inside the building—never locked away in an office or cabinet. Schools and youth programs must also show they are in good standing in compliance with California’s AB1639, the Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act and AB379, Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Safety Protocol for Community Youth Sports Programs.
The goal for our Save A Heart, Save A Life AED Program is to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in youth and to enhance cardiac emergency preparedness by giving schools and youth organizations the tools they need to protect young hearts. Like fire drills and fire extinguishers, accessible AEDs with a written and well-practiced plan is a best practice for student safety.
This program is generously underwritten by mbarconline.com