“Citizen responders gave me a second chance”
When Mats suffered a cardiac arrest in his home, citizen responder Ida-Maria came to his rescue as they waited for the ambulance to arrive. Thanks to the efforts of Ida-Maria and his family, Mats was given a second chance at life.
Research tells us it’s important
Using new technology and involving citizens in the chain of life-saving interventions is important in order to increase the survival rate after a cardiac arrest, according to international research compiled by ILCOR. In their latest guidelines, the European Resuscitation Council recommends introducing systems like ours in all countries and regions
Everyone can learn CPR and save lives
Ida-Maria is a citizen responder. Some time ago, she responded to an alert. She helped a father and his family as they waited for an ambulance to arrive. Everything went well and Ida-Maria was left with a feeling of enormous relief and gratification. You too can save lives.
Denmark first country in Europe with nationwide system
The whole of Denmark is now covered by our system where it is known as TrygFonden Hjerteløber. There are about 160,000 volunteer responders in the country. A recent Danish study has shown that three times as many people received bystander defibrillation while waiting for an ambulance when volunteer responders were alerted.
Stockholm has been in full swing since 2010 with positive results
The Stockholm Region is one of 13 regions currently affiliated with the volunteer responder system in Sweden. 1,230 alerts were sent out to volunteer responders in Stockholm over the course of 2019. In over 47% of cases, volunteer responders arrived on the scene of a cardiac arrest before an ambulance.