Congress Seeks Greater Access to Defibrillators 

The bill was unveiled in a press conference featuring the Buffalo Bills safety who suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.

Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate Majority Leader, together with Representative Sheila Cherflus McCormick of Florida held a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon to unveil the Access to AED’s Act.  They were joined at the press briefing by Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety whose life was sustained by the use of defibrillators after he was struck in the chest in a football tackle. 

The new legislation would improve access to defibrillators for students in public and private elementary and secondary schools. 

AEDs—automated external defibrillators—can double the survival rate for those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God’s will to be accomplished through Congress and their passing of legislation to meet the healthcare needs of the American people.
  • With thanksgiving to God for sparing the life of Damar Hamlin and that the football player has given the Lord that acknowledgment. 

Sources: The Hill, Buffalo News


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