AED Health Grants
AEDs or automated external
defibrillators are used to revive the victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The
importance of availability of this lifesaving device has been recognized by
various renowned associations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and
American Red Cross. AHA advocates that these devices must be available at all
the places where public gathers as sudden cardiac arrest can victimize anyone,
anywhere irrespective of age or fitness levels. Timely defibrillation can save
up to 100,000 precious lives. These devices need to be readily available in
companies, clubs apart from malls, airports, train stations, etc.
health grants are given for successful implementation of AED programs.
an AED in an establishment is as essential as having fire extinguishers or smoke
alarms. An AED costs anywhere between $1500 and $2500 and such high costs
restricts implementing AED programs. However, many people are also unaware about
the AED health grants that have been made available by local, state or federal
government to facilitate public institutions, government organizations, schools,
and non-profit organizations in buying and deploying AEDs.
There are also
over 65,000 private foundations in the US that provide AED grants. These
foundations provide grants up to $20 billion to fund AED programs as it is
mandatory for them to give 5% of their market value assets for generous causes
to maintain their tax-exemption status. The main reason for encouraging grants
for automated external defibrillators is to enhance the quality of first aid
administered in emergency situations. The grant can be availed on all popular
brands of AEDs, such as ZOLL, Philips, Meditronic, Burdick and lots more. The
AED manufacturers want to increase their market share by selling maximum number
of these lifesaving devices. Hence, some AED grant programs are also funded by
corporates and AED manufacturer sponsors.
How to Get AED
Receiving AED grant is a time consuming process, and for getting
grant a bit earlier, you need to do some research on the internet to identify
the best possible source for providing the grant. Once your have found the
funding source, you'll need to write a proposal for receiving financial support
to get AEDs. Be sure to write your proposal lucidly and precisely leaving no
room for error. As it might take weeks and sometimes months for sanctioning of
the AED grant, you'll need to be patient. If you do not want to wait too long
for your AED grant, you can contact associations like Lions Club, Moose Lodges,
Elks Clubs, Rotary Clubs, etc.
You also need to be wary of the false AED
grants as you will be given only limited information by the AED merchants, and
they will recommend only certain type of AEDs at hiked prices. You will also be
required to fill in the grant application form where you will need to fill in
personal data which might be misused later. So, do your research carefully for
getting AED grant from reliable sources.