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AED’s are used to treat sudden cardiac arrests; it is  portable   Saint John Ambulance received an automated external defibrillator (AED) in memory of Seru Rabeni. The donation came from
19 Apr 2016 12:09
Donation To  Honour Fallen Rugby Star
From left: Joseph Browne, Device Techonolgy Consultant Sam Domoni, St Johns Fiji CEO Emma Bovoro and National Council chairman Ratu Verenikii Raiwalui during the handing over yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

AED’s are used to treat sudden cardiac arrests; it is  portable

 

Saint John Ambulance received an automated external defibrillator (AED) in memory of Seru Rabeni.

The donation came from Jack and Cindy O’Mahony of Australia.

“It gives me great happiness and gratitude to be given the opportunity to come here today to donate on behalf of Jack and Cindy O’Mahony and the Northshore Rugby Club in Sydney a defibrillator,” said their friend Joseph Browne.

“A month and a half ago, we were invited to dinner at the Grand Pacific Hotel by Mr O’Mahony.

“He is a gentleman that I played rugby with in New York some years ago.”

“They heard the story of Ratu Seru Rabeni’s passing and felt that maybe if the ambulance had a defibrillator he could have been saved.

“So they purchased a defibrillator and donate it in memory of Rabeni.”

St John’s Fiji National Council chairman, Dr Vereniki Raiwalui said with the heart disease being an issue in the country, they are pleased to have a device that would ensure the safety of the patient.

AED’s are used to treat sudden cardiac arrests; it is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm while the patient is being transported to hospital.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

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