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AEDs in Cal Poly residence halls

$445 of $62,475 goal

Raised by 9 people in 8 months
Did you know that Cal Poly, SLO doesn't have a single AED (automated external defibrillator) in any of its residence halls? And that every minute spent finding one could mean the difference between life and death?

In the Poly Canyon Village apartments, for example, the closest AED is about a half mile away. This means that if a cardiac arrest were to occur in any of the dorms or apartments, where over 7,000 students live during the academic year, AED-trained students and resident advisors would be forced to waste precious minutes finding a defibrillator and bringing it to the victim rather than providing immediate treatment.

According to data from the American Heart Association, while only 10% of people experiencing cardiac arrest survive, early defibrillation in combination with immediate CPR can more than double a victim's chances of survival. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, a victim's odds of survival decrease by 7-10%. And as if that isn't bad enough, brain damage resulting from cardiac arrest typically occurs within the first 5 minutes.

Our goal is to fund the addition of AEDs in every residence hall at Cal Poly. Our goal, $62,475, will be enough to pay for 49 AEDs to place in all 49 residence halls. We plan to donate the funds we raise to the college to fund these lifesaving devices, and hope to see them added to our residence halls by the end of the academic year. With your help, we can make Cal Poly a safer place for its students to live, and if even one life is saved by one of these AEDs, then we were successful.

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We now have a petition online as well, asking University Housing to add AEDs to every residence hall building on campus. We're doing everything we can to make this a reality, and bringing this to Administration and IHC with as much support as possible is crucial! Please help out our cause and go sign it at:
http://chn.ge/2FNDKDh
Fundraising is still very important, as the best and fastest way that we can get these AEDs added to our residence halls is to donate them. Thank you for your support!
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