Packers announce donation towards defibrillators after Damar Hamlin incident

The Inexperienced Bay Packers are donating $100,000 for use towards offering Computerized Exterior Defibrillators (AEDs) and increasing entry to CPR and AED coaching, the crew introduced Wednesday. The cash will go towards faculties and leisure sports activities leagues in want of the tools and coaching in Wisconsin and the Higher Peninsula of Michigan.

The donation is available in response to Buffalo Payments security Damar Hamlin’s on-field cardiac arrest throughout a Jan. 2 recreation towards the Cincinnati Bengals. The Payments’ coaching and medical workers’s fast intervention is extensively credited with serving to save the 24-year-old’s life.

“After seeing Damar Hamlin’s shocking cardiac arrest and witnessing the incredible response from the emergency personnel and medical professionals who treated him, we recognized our responsibility to take action in our own community,” Packers President Mark Murphy stated in an announcement. “Damar’s injury also reminds us that cardiac emergencies are experienced each day throughout the country and our region.”

Hamlin has since made a outstanding restoration, after spending a number of days within the intensive care unit on the College of Cincinnati Medical Heart. He was discharged from the hospital on Jan. 11 to proceed convalescing at dwelling in Buffalo, and Payments head coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday that Hamlin has been making journeys to the crew facility “almost daily” after first reuniting with teammates there on Jan. 14 earlier than Buffalo’s wild-card spherical win over the Miami Dolphins.

The Packers’ donation is supposed to cowl the price of 80 AEDs. Wisconsin healthcare supplier Bellin Well being will present coaching on the usage of the AEDs, in addition to CPR coaching, which might be obligatory for the organizations who obtain the tools.

The Packers and Bellin Well being additionally plan to supply a large-scale public coaching alternative at Lambeau Subject throughout the offseason and are trying to unfold consciousness of Palms-Solely CPR coaching, a fundamental stage of CPR that may be discovered by folks with out superior medical coaching or expertise.

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