About cardiac arrest

Australia's number one killer

Cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump. It kills 30,000 Australians each year, making it our nation’s biggest killer. Surviving one in Australia is estimated to be 12%, or 25% if there’s a bystander. Even though in other parts of the world it’s 65%.

Over a third of these deaths happen with no warning. With every minute dropping their chance of survival by 10%. The average ambulance response times in Australia, whilst exceptional on a global scale, is between 8 - 12 minutes.

The Cure

AEDs can bring them back to life. Restarting the heart of the person in cardiac arrest. Get one on them in 3 minutes and it’ll shock their survival rate to above 75%. Biggest problem is there’s not enough of them. To help make life-saving AEDs mandatory where we work and play sign the petition today[link to the petition]. And stop these needless deaths from happening.