About Response For Life

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Response For Life
Our Background

An alarming number of Australian lives are being cut short by sudden death every day.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone at any time.

It can affect seemingly healthy athletes and even teenagers with no prior health conditions.

33,000 people experience an out of hospital SCA each year in Australia. It is our goal to reduce the unnecessary and preventable loss of lives.

As there are very few symptoms, but too often no symptoms at all, the first sign that something is wrong may be sudden collapse, loss of consciousness, no breathing, loss of pulse and no sign of life…..an emergency situation within seconds.

High quality CPR coupled with DEFIBRILLATION is the only definitive treatment of SCA. CPR attempts to maintain circulation of blood and oxygen, while a defibrillator (AED) delivers an electrical pulse through the heart in an effort to restore the normal heart rhythm.

Prompt CPR and DEFIBRILLATION offers the victim the best chance of survival until emergency help arrives compared to the catastrophic effects of doing nothing at all. The challenge is for AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators) to be available and applied within minutes of SCA.

Our Cause

Response For Life was created in memory of loved ones lost to sudden, and often unexplained, cardiac death. It is our hope that no family suffer such an unbearable loss.

Response For Life is a registered Charity committed to saving lives by providing defibrillators and raising awareness of SCA.

Your response could save lives.

Our Aim

Response For Life aims to raise awareness of SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest), and in particular sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young.

Seemingly healthy Australians are losing their lives, often with no explanation, leaving family, friends and entire communities devastated and questioning why.

Response For Life aims to raise awareness of prompt CPR and DEFIBRILLATION as the best treatment of SCA until emergency help arrives.

Response For Life is committed to providing defibrillators (AED’s) that are designed to be used by all.

With this life saving device readily available in all communities, the number of preventable deaths may be reduced.

Response For Life aims to promote the Australian Resuscitation Council’s basic life support.

The DRSABCD clearly supports the use of a defibrillator. Response For Life aims to create awareness of youth heart screening.

It should not be acceptable that people are dying suddenly and unexpectedly, early detection needs to be taken seriously.

Response For Life aims to generate support and sponsorship to create a greater sense of community and to successfully implement its core aim of saving lives.

Response For Life aims to hold fundraising activities to assist with achieving goals. Response For Life aims to launch its campaigns at a national level, as our cause is for the good of all Australians.

Our mission is to help prevent sudden cardiac death from taking the lives of our loved ones. Please consider how your response can make a difference for many lives.

Preventable Loss

33,000 people experience an out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) each year in Australia. It is our goal to reduce the unnecessary and preventable loss of lives.

Our Why

Response For Life was created in memory of loved ones lost to sudden, and often unexplained, cardiac death. It is our hope that no family suffer such an unbearable loss.

Our Commitment

Response For Life is a registered Charity committed to saving lives by providing defibrillators and raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

 

Google Reviews

Daniel De Jesus
Daniel De Jesus
10. November, 2023.
Great Course, Julia is a great instructor with excellent communication skills. Highly recommend
Ops mngr Mngr
Ops mngr Mngr
1. September, 2023.
Julia from Response For Life attended our workplace to provide first aid training to my team and I. I can confidently say that we are well placed to help with first aid needs in our workplace should we ever come across the need to. Julia provided us with great training and instilled confidence in us to trust and believe in the process. Thank you, Julia and the Response For Life team!
Amal Jaouhara
Amal Jaouhara
31. August, 2023.
The class was amazing and the trainer was awesome.
Kentley Lou Erlandsson
Kentley Lou Erlandsson
21. July, 2023.
I had a very amazing experienced with my training! Julia is so professional and very friendly 😊
Carlos Garcia
Carlos Garcia
14. July, 2023.
Great service and courses easy to access and understand
Lynne Adema
Lynne Adema
14. July, 2023.
Julia was wonderful- excellent trainer and very knowledgeable and approachable!!!!!
Miranda Pattison
Miranda Pattison
14. July, 2023.
Amazing, friendly and professional training. I recommend getting your first aid course here. :)
Penny Howarth
Penny Howarth
22. June, 2023.
Julia Zuza from Response for Life gave members of Sutherland Croquet Club a demonstration of resuscitation and how to use the AED. Julia is a fabulous instructor. She is enthusiastic, outgoing and demonstrates clearly with detailed instructions. Julia makes it seems intuitive and not too frightening to do. I think everyone there came away hoping that they never will have to use their new knowledge but confident that they could. Many thanks to Zuza. Penny Howarth
david batten
david batten
22. June, 2023.
brilliant service, great price and speedy delivery, rfl are very easy to deal with, we look forward to long association

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