Help support the Access to AEDs Act

Ask your Members of Congress to support the bipartisan Access to AEDs Act.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will suffer a sudden cardiac arrest this year. Each year in the United States, sudden cardiac arrest occurs in 7,000- 23,000 youth under 18, and it is the leading cause of death for student athletes. When a bystander promptly starts CPR and uses a publicly available automated external defibrillator (AED), it can double or even triple the chances of a victim surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.

The Access to AEDs Act would increase training and availability of AEDs on elementary and secondary school campuses. The legislation would authorize a federal HHS grant program to support CPR and AED training of students, staff, and sports volunteers. It will also support the purchase of AEDs, related equipment, and the development of Cardiac Emergency Response Plans, which can help reduce death from cardiac arrest in school settings.

Click here to ask your Members of Congress to support the Access to AEDs Act TODAY!