Heathrow giving away defibrilators to community groups

Image above: Defibrillator; photograph Heathrow / Philips

Airport replacing its own stock but wants units in good working order to go to good use

Heathrow is giving away defibrillators to local community groups, charities and small organisations around the airport. The life-saving devices are free of charge to any local community group that could benefit from one in the neighbouring area.

The airport has recently updated all the devices in its terminals and, after thorough testing, wants to make sure the previous models which have plenty life in them go to good use.

Becky Coffin, Director of Communities and Sustainability at Heathrow, said:

“Defibrillators can provide a vital lifeline when someone suffers a cardiac arrest and increase their chances of survival while medical help is on its way.

“Heathrow is offering to donate Lifepack 1000 units, all of which are under 10 years old and still in full working order with new batteries, a carry case and strap. The units only require new pads, which cost around £10 to replace. There are 65 devices still available.”

Requests should be sent to communityrelations@heathrow.com by Monday 12 December.

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