What is Heart of the Nation?

Heart of the Nation is an Australian based not-for-profit organisation founded by the

original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page. After suffering a cardiac arrest and being saved by

an automatic external defibrillator (AED), Greg has sought to drive community

understanding and engagement of the benefits of AEDs as a life-saving tool, including

the establishment of an app-based system that maps AEDs nationwide and connects

victims, responders and AEDs.

Time is of the essence when it comes to responding to Sudden Cardiac Arrest —

knowing where to find an AED and how to use it in these situations could save precious

minutes that can mean the difference between life and death.

By downloading the Heart of the Nation AED Locator app, you’ll be able to see where

the nearest AED is located, enabling you to help through the utilisation or provision of

an AED to someone who is in Cardiac Arrest more quickly than waiting for paramedics

to arrive.

If your business has an AED, you can also get involved by displaying an A5-sized

Heart of the Nation door or window sticker on every entry to your place of business.

This is a sign of your participation in the program, and communities will be able to

quickly identify Heart of the Nation Members who have publicly available AED's, should they need one. If you’d like to volunteer as a Heart of the Nation responder, you can find out more here.

If you have any questions or need extra support, we're here to help you anytime in any language. Simply start a chat with us via the home screen of the Sonder app.

Information sourced from: Heart of the Nation

Image credit: Heart of the Nation

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