Asda supermarket, South Harrow, installs life-saving equipment

Supermarket installs life-saving equipment

Supermarket installs life-saving equipment

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A supermarket has installed a life-saving defibrillator in one of its stores as part of national roll out.

Asda’s South Harrow branch will have the equipment in store as part of a partnership with heart health charity the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Any member of the public will be able to use the defibrillator to deliver an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.

Amit Aggarwal, who works in corporate fundraising at the BHF, said: “Cardiac arrest survival rates in the UK are astonishingly low.

“But Asda’s bold commitment to become the first large retailer to have trained colleagues and public access defibrillators will be instrumental in helping communities up and down the country access the life-saving support in an emergency.

“This really could mean the difference between life and death for someone having a cardiac arrest while doing something as ordinary as shopping.”

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2:46pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

This is an excellent initiative to help save lives at a crucial time when every second makes the difference between life and death.

Asda deserves much praise for pioneering this important project which is part of the national roll out.The British Heart Foundation is doing sterling work and should be fully supported by the whole community since it is delivering a service which is a universal life-saver.Brilliant
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This is an excellent initiative to help save lives at a crucial time when every second makes the difference between life and death. Asda deserves much praise for pioneering this important project which is part of the national roll out.The British Heart Foundation is doing sterling work and should be fully supported by the whole community since it is delivering a service which is a universal life-saver.Brilliant ! Sonoo Malkani
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