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You can save a life today.

Cardiac arrests will impact more WA families than car accidents this holiday season. Your donation will help bring life saving defibs closer to homes.

When someone has a cardiac arrest, their chance of survival drops by 10% for every minute a defib is not used. In WA, cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death, and more than 70% of all cardiac arrests happen in residential areas. By getting more defibs on our metro and regional streets, you’ll be saving more people when something goes wrong. And all from as little as $10, with any amount over $2 being a tax deduction.

How can Defib Drives save lives?

St John’s Defib Drive is all about getting more community defibrillators onto WA streets as soon as we can. Automatic Defibs are easy to use, can be installed almost anywhere, and are desperately needed to make our communities more resilient. By helping us fund part or all of a community defibrillator, you’ll be keeping everyone in our community safer, with a single donation. It’s one of the simplest ways you can make an immediate and tangible benefit in your community.

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Defib Drive Donations

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  • A gift of $1,500 will fund an entire defib and give you the option to have your name or a loved one’s name engraved on it.


How a defib helped save a 10-year-old’s life.

Ten-year-old Noah was at his mate’s birthday party in the rural WA town of Redfield Park, splashing in the pool with his friends.

Having been prone to seizures, Noah recognised that something was wrong while playing, and told his friend Harrison before collapsing in the water. His fast-thinking friend kept his head above water and yelled out for help. Noah was quickly dragged out of the pool by the parents who were hosting the birthday. His condition deteriorated rapidly, as he fell unconscious and stopped breathing. The parents dialled triple zero, CPR was commenced and off-duty volunteer ambulance officer Susy Wright was on the scene minutes later. Watch his story below.

Where are defibs most desperately needed?

These are the communities that will benefit most from having a Defib Drive.

What is a defib?

By now, you might be wondering how a defib actually works. A defibrillator is a device which delivers an electric current to help restart the heart of someone suffering from a cardiac arrest. To learn how simple it is to use a defib, you can watch the video below.

Why is St John WA raising funds for defibs?

St John WA has provided a wide range of services and products to regional and metro communities across WA for over 100 years. As a for-purpose, non-profit organisation, we work with our community to achieve our health and safety goals, and help life go on across the state. The Defib Drive initiative is a new, collaborative community project where you can partner with St John WA to put more defibs within reach. It’s all about making WA safer and more resilient, together.