Once again, an AED unit appears to have made the difference between life and death for a lacrosse player.

This story from Spectrum News in Rochester details how an automated external defibrillator machine was used to revive a 52-year-old lacrosse player who collapsed during a pick-up game involving members of the Rochester Lacrosse Club.

“As the ER doctor points out in the video, many times an AED can provide an immediate and necessary treatment to save a person’s life. Waiting even a few minutes greatly reduces the odds of a positive outcome like this one,” said Dr. Bruce D. Griffin, director of the Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse.

US Lacrosse is committed to educating the national lacrosse community about the life-saving value of having AEDs available during lacrosse games and practices. Every team or program should consider the purchase of an AED in order to assure the safest possible environment for their players, coaches, officials and spectators.

US Lacrosse has partnered with One Beat to provide discounted AED devices to the lacrosse community. 

Learn more about the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and the value of AED units by visiting uslacrosse.org/aed.

 

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