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Providing life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to FAI Grassroots affiliated clubs throughout Ireland.

With over 5,000 Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Ireland every year, the FAI are committed to expanding their Mrs. Brown's Boys FAI Heart Care programme to help raise funds needed to place AEDs in Grassroots Football Clubs throughout the country. Your support makes a difference. Search below to find your club and donate today!

Help your Club achieve their goal - a brand new, state-of-the-art AED!

Every club selected to fundraise for an AED through the Mrs. Brown's Boys FAI Heart Care Programme will be given a grant of €1250 towards their target of €2,500 and a FAI bespoke AED package. The programme aims to ensure that everyone playing football in Ireland is within 3 minutes of a lifesaving AED.

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Defibrillation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a sophisticated, life saving device that can help save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. They are easy to use and portable. When applied, an AED automatically checks the heart’s rhythm. If it recognises a life-threatening rhythm, the AED enables the user to deliver a shock to the heart which will allow it to return to beating normally. If a life-threatening rhythm is not detected, the AED will not permit a shock to be delivered.

"It has been a blessing for me, so I am really grateful."

In September 2019, Ireland manager Stephen Kenny suffered a cardiac arrest while travelling with the U21s through Stokholm airport. "I wasn't feeling well, and I just collapsed. I've been informed since that Damien Doyle [performance coach] did CPR while the doctor got the defibrillator. Looking at Christian Eriksen's situation, I got flashbacks and saw the impact it had on the people around me. It was very traumatic, very vivid. Luckily, I had people around me: staff, my colleagues and friends" he said.

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