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Grateful patient backs appeal for extra defibrillators in public places
3:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
A MAN whose life was saved by two first aiders after he suffered a cardiac arrest is backing a campaign for more defibrillators in public places.
Chris McDonald said he could have died had he not received electric shocks from an automated external defibrillator. The 33-year-old regained consciousness two days after his sudden collapse thanks to the quick-thinking of the two St John Ambulance trained first aiders, Diane Fullerton and Karen Lawrance.
“I’d definitely like to see more automated external defibrillators in the workplace and public places because if one hadn’t been available when I had my cardiac arrest then I wouldn’t be here today,” Mr McDonald said.
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