Are you looking for a way to get a free or discounted Automatic External Defibrillator for your organization or business? If the health of your employees and customers is one of your pressing concerns then you may be interested in looking into an AED grant.
What is an AED?
Automatic External Defibrillators (or AED’s) are incredibly useful devices. In a nutshell, they are portable electronic devices that are designed to be operated even by non-medical personnel. These machines automatically diagnose cardiac issues such as arrhythmia or tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation and treat them through defibrillation. Understanding defibrillation is an electrical therapy which allows the heart to begin working normally again and which in many cases can prevent certain death.
As you can imagine, this sort of device is greatly desired by employers and business owners alike for they can save an employees or customer’s life. Unfortunately they can be prohibitively expensive, which is why obtaining an AED device through the AED grant program can help an employer or business owner tremendously.
Who Funds the AED Grant Program and Why?
The AED grant program is a program funded by corporate donations, private individuals and AED manufacturer sponsors who are committed to seeing to it that these critical lifesaving devices get to as many locations as possible. But why would the manufacturers of these devices want to give them away for free?
The Manufacturer’s Point of View
Yes, AED manufactures’ making their living by producing these devices, but they are also looking to get them into as many locations as possible in order to make more people want them in order to spread knowledge of their usefulness. Not only does having AED devices in as many locations as possible look good for the manufacturers, if they are used to save a person’s life it makes for great press and ups the sales
How to Apply for an AED Grant
Application for an AED Grant is simple. You simply fill out the application and send it in by fax. A grant processor contacts those who submit applications and will let the applicants know if they qualify for the grant.
Keep in mind that these grants do not cover the entire cost of an AED machine. In fact, you never actually receive any money and you don’t receive a free machine. The grant amount is deducted from the total cost of the AED machine which allows the person ordering the device to get one of these devices at a significantly discounted rate.
For more information on applying for AED grants and a better understanding of the program visit AED Grant
To download a copy of the aplication in PDF for visit the Apply For Your AED Grant