Preparedness

AED Donation & Distribution

The Foundation purchases and distributes portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) free of charge to schools to ensure quick access and response if an emergency arises on the field, on the bus or in the gym. We have provided over 350 portable AEDs to schools in Oregon and SW Washington. We want these AEDs on the fields and on buses as kids travel across the region for competitions.

This vital program provides schools, teams and staff with the confidence to be prepared for a heart related emergency and could mean the difference between life and death for undiagnosed teen athletes. AEDs are powerful electronic devices that restore normal heart rhythm in individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs provide bystanders with easy-to-follow audio and visual instructions, so they can quickly provide assistance to an individual suffering from cardiac arrest until medical professionals arrive. 

This program has always been fundamental to our mission and we will continue to fund and facilitate AED donation and distribution. If your school or sports organization needs a portable AED, please fill out the request form below.

Request an AED

Please fill out our request form and we’ll get back to you regarding timing and delivery. Our only request in return is that you send us a photo of your school accepting or holding the AED. Images will be used on our website and at our annual fundraiser.

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AEDs SAVE LIVES

Your AED comes with a battery and pads in a convenient travel bag

REMEMBER TO:

  • Develop an emergency plan that includes your AED
  • Place your AED so it’s easily accessible on the field and on the bus
  • Train coaches and staff to use it
  • Bring the AED with your team when you travel
  • Create a checklist to maintain your AED
  • Check the expiration date of batteries and pads regularly
  • Order new batteries and pads one month before expiration

If you have used your AED and would like to share your story please email info@davidhellerfoundation.org. We would love to hear from you.

AED Recipients