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Defibrillator donated to the Tropical Butterfly House

The Tropical Butterfly House has received a generous donation of a defibrillator. The defibrillator, worth £1,000, was donated by Pat Gardner, in memory of her husband Terry to the Tropical Butterfly House on 24 October 2017.

A defibrillator is a device that gives an electric shock to the heart through the chest to someone who is in cardiac arrest. The device can be used on people of all ages, and it save lives. Survival rates fall by 10% every minute without action, using a defibrillator within three minutes of a cardiac arrest can improve a person's chance of survival as much as 70%. Andrew Reeve, Centre Manager of the Tropical Butterfly House, said “I have personally had to deal with heart conditions, and would like to thank Pat Gardner and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service on behalf of the Tropical Butterfly House for providing this wonderful gift of technology which may help save a life in the future.”

 

The donation was made through the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) Charitable Fund; if you would like to get involved, or make a donation, please head to the YAS website: http://www.yas.nhs.uk/Media/YAS_Charitable_Fund.html  

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