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Friends of Heart presents four AED units to the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The Friends of Heart presented four AED units to the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson today.

AED stands for automated external defibrillators.

These portable life-saving devices are used to treat people experiencing cardiac arrest, which is a sudden medical condition where the heart stops beating unexpectedly.

The executive director at the Boys and Girls Club was grateful to receive the AED units to implement another measure of safety at the club.

“We always want to think safety at the boys and girls club and so the AEDs was something we did not have. Donations help us serve more kids; donations help us get the job done. So, thank you for all that you are doing, and we will help continue to save lives," said Sabrina Anderson, the Executive Director at the Boys & Girls Club.

Friends of Heart is a non-profit in Jackson that raises money to improve heart health in west Tennessee.

The organization says there are at least 100 cardiac arrests incidents in Jackson per year and it is the leading cause of death in student-athletes and people who are over the age of 40.

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