Who we are
We are people who feel shocked. Shocked at how many Australians die from cardiac arrest. Especially when so many would survive if there was an automatic external defibrillator nearby.
We are a campaign to see that 90% of Australians are within three minutes of an AED. We bring together everyone who is concerned. We are people who have lost loved ones to cardiac arrest. We are people whose loved ones have been saved by an AED.
We are involving ordinary Australians, doctors, paramedics, nurses, AED manufacturers and suppliers, not-for-profits, marketers and others who are all united by a desire to make AEDs easily accessible to all Australians to save lives. We are committed to working alongside any individual or organisation that shares our objective.
Australian Hearts is a community group campaigning for awareness of defibs and the way they save lives. While we never promote any particular brand, we are glad to receive initial funding from Stryker. We seek support for our work from donors across the industry and across Australia.
We are not a commercial operation, we are seeking to become a registered charity. We don’t supply, sell, service or provide training in the use of AEDs. We are here to promote and educate Australians so we all enjoy greater wellbeing.
We began in in November 2017, determined to give all Australians a second chance at life.