CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it is launching a Heroes for Life™ program to honor “unexpected heroes” who have helped save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim with a ZOLL AED and recognize SCA survivors.
It takes courage to step in and help when someone’s life is at stake. By acknowledging these rescuers for their heroism and celebrating survivors of sudden cardiac arrest, ZOLL is emphasizing the critical role bystanders play in saving lives through administering CPR and using an AED to restore a normal heart rhythm.
“Our goal is to broaden public awareness of the importance of knowing CPR and how to use an AED,” said Elijah A. White, Vice President of Marketing, ZOLL Resuscitation. “By asking bystanders who helped save the life of an SCA victim, SCA survivors, and professional rescuers to share their stories whenever a ZOLL AED is used, more lives can be saved.”
“As part of our Heroes for Life program, ZOLL will present each SCA survivor with a ZOLL AED Plus® to donate to a charity of their choice,” he added. “ZOLL is committed to helping to save more lives by making AEDs readily available to the public.”
ZOLL is asking SCA survivors and their rescuers to complete the form on https://heroesforlife.zoll.com whenever a ZOLL AED is used to help save a life and a ZOLL representative will be in touch.
About Sudden Cardiac Arrest
SCA, an abrupt disruption of the heart’s function, which causes a lack of blood flow to vital organs, claims more than 350,000 lives each year in the U.S. It is the leading cause of unexpected death in the world and strikes without warning. Timing is critical to survival. If a victim does not receive CPR and early defibrillation from an AED, chances of survival decrease 10% with each passing minute.
About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.
About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corporation, with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.
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