When every breath counts
Within just a few months of the launching of this
service in July, 2022, the lives of several residents
have already been saved!
Readily available defibrillators that provide an instant response
in cardiac emergencies. The project was launched after the tragic
case of someone who received this treatment only after the
ambulance arrived 7 minutes later, which was too late to provide
treatment within the 4-minute golden window during which
brain damage could be prevented. To our sorrow, this man
passed away several weeks later.
What this includes
Distribution of defibrillator equipment in tens of synagogues and other
locations throughout Mateh Yehuda and Gush Etzion, and training
community volunteers in their use. This project was implemented in
collaboration with Ichud Hatzalah.