Mitchell School Corporation receive donations of AEDs from VFW and Hoosier Uplands

MITCHELL – The VFW Marvin Davis Post 9107 and Hoosier Uplands donates AEDs to the Mitchell Community Schools Corporation.

Pictured : Bill Henry VFW Commander, Henry Dersch, VFW Quartermaster, Steve Hevey, VFW Junior Vice, Dave Crockett, VFW Trustee, & Mitchell High School Aide, Rob German, Mitchell Community School Resource Officer, and Dr. Brent Comer, Mitchell Community School Superintendent

This has allowed the placement of these life saving devices in multiple areas of the school corporation.

The Mitchell Community Schools currently has 10 AEDs in the corporation thanks to the generous donations of Hoosier Uplands and the VFW.

“This assisted the district in improving the health and safety of students, staff, and visitors of the district,” said Brent Comer Mitchell Community Schools Superintendent.

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, and can analyze the heart’s rhythm. If necessary, it can deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

There are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) annually in the U.S., nearly 90 percent of them fatal, according to the American Heart Association’s newly released Heart and Stroke Statistics – 2019.