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SCA Foundation Urges FDA to Reconsider Reclassification of AEDs

An AED next to every fire extinguisherThe Food and Drug Administration is in the process of reclassifying “pre-amendment class III devices,” including automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This proposed increase in regulations will have significant public health consequences due to reduced access to early defibrillation for the nation’s victims of sudden cardiac arrest. If regulatory hurdles increase, access to lifesaving treatment with AEDs will decrease. More…

A Testimonial

David Belkin, survivor”I would not be alive today if an AED had not been present and used by a bystander at the school where I collapsed playing basketball…Please do not do anything that would result in there being fewer AEDs available to save lives.”

We urge you to express your concerns to the FDA as soon as possible. A decision is expected by the end of 2012. Please sign this petition.

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