50.000 people in France die of Cardiac Arrest every year. That’s more than 130 deaths a day!
In Europe it represents 400.000 people and 7 million worldwide.
In nearly 70% of cases, cardiac arrest occurs in front of a witness, but the survival rate in France is only 7% while it is 40% in Amsterdam in the Netherlands or Lugano in Switzerland.
According to French Medical Research Institute (INSERM), early defibrillation could save thousands of people each year
In case of cardiac arrest, time is a decisive factor that determines the chances of survival.
Beyond 4 minutes, it is estimated that for each minute elapsed, the chances of survival decrease by 10%. Without oxygenation, the brain can be severely damaged and subsequently have serious sequelae.
In less than 10 minutes without resuscitation, the victim’s vital prognosis can be fatal. Given the time required for rescue to arrive at the scene of the accident, it is essential that the witnesses of a cardiac arrest can call for help and start CPR.
Nearly 120,000 defibrillators (AED) are listed in the Staying Alive application developed worldwide by AEDMAP.
This application offers multiple features and services including :
It is freely available on Iphone & Android.
Endowment fund (French law n°2008-776 – august 4th, 2008)
The Citizen Responder Endowment Fund, known as the FDBS, focuses on citizen mobilization in emergency situations, prevention and information on medical action and education, through the following main axes:
The Citizen Responder Endowment Fund, known as FDBS, has the following means of action: