There are only two ways of dying in sports: neurologic and cardiac. The typical neurologic injury results from overwhelming head trauma, causing severe brain hemorrhage. Sudden cardiac death is caused by the heart beating out of rhythm or ceasing to beat at all.
Unfortunately, there is no way to quickly revive the brain on an athletic field. However, through the use of AEDs, the human heart can be revived by trained personnel.
Raised Bill No. 981 addresses the responsibility of schools to provide AEDs at all athletic competitions. Passage of this bill will directly save the lives of young athletes in Connecticut.
Let's hear your opinion: Do you agree with this? Are you willing to help your school raise the necessary funds (approximately $1200) to purchase an AED?
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