A simple way to help arrest risk

Reporter Alex Sampson, Geelong Advertiser 24 September 2011

ST JOHN Ambulance Victoria has called on Victorian football clubs to act now to save lives, following a recent spate of cardiac arrests at local matches. Sports Medicine Australia has also called for the mandatory placement of defibrillators in all sporting clubs in the wake of the tragic death of Bacchus Marsh football player Nathan Prince two weeks ago.

St John Ambulance Victoria deputy CEO, Theron Vassiliou, said St John would again be supporting clubs as the summer sports season rolls around, acting as an interim solution while clubs raise funds for life-saving defibrillators, which can cost $3000-$4000.

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