Lifesaving Equipment and Education

AED Grants

Health professionals have a duty to respond to a person in cardiac arrest with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) which shocks the heart back into rhythm.

During the last decade, the City of St. Louis, due in part to the efforts of the Lifesaving Foundation, has earned the moniker, ‘heart safe’.

The original AEDs acquired by the Foundation through the Missouri Foundation for Health, for the Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) program, are now in need of replacement. The Lifesaving Foundation is vital to resupplying the aging inventory which will take $200K to complete.


Americans die each year
from cardiac arrest

12-Lead ECG Grant

An electrocardiogram defines the electrical activity of the heart. The printed record of the electrical activity of the heart is called a rhythm strip or an ECG strip. In 2010 the StLFD requested the Lifesaving Foundation fundraise to replace aging 12-lead monitors with up-to-date monitors which transmit vital cardiac data to area hospitals.