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Defibrillator Programme

GAA Defibrillator Programme

The GAA ‘Community Hearts’ programme was launched in March 2021, to encourage clubs to replace their old Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with a new next-generation LIFEPAK® CR2 defibrillator.

To help achieve this, every club has been given their own online fundraising platform. A link to activate this has been emailed to all club secretaries. If you have not received this link, please email [email protected]

If you would like to donate to a club or check if your club has activated their platform, please visit the official website:

Why should my club get involved?

Like all electronic equipment, AEDs should be replaced at the end of their serviceable life. Normally 8-10 years. It is particularly important that your club AED is reliable as it may be required to save the life of a club member.

Some AEDs are not being maintained properly, which puts lives at risk. To combat this, The LIFEPAK® CR2 is connected to the internet by mobile phone technology and will send email alerts if there are any issues, such as a failed self-test or low battery. Furthermore, the health of every defibrillator in GAA clubs can be viewed in real-time at the click of a mouse.

The fundraising target for each club is €2150. This amount covers the cost of a LIFEPAK CR2 (Cellular version), an 8-Year Mobile data plan and VAT. This amount represents a saving of almost €1,000 for GAA clubs.

Heart Safety Solutions

Talk to Dave

Managing Director

David established HeartSafety Solutions in 2006 with the aim of improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). As a former firefighter/ Paramedic, he witnessed too many incidents of SCA where help arrived too late and knew things could be so much better. The following year HeartSafety launched the GAA National Defibrillator programme, which resulted in the placement of AEDs in most towns and villages around Ireland. David is a qualified Paramedic Tutor, Basic Life Support instructor and a member of IOSH having completed a HDip in Health & Safety from UCD.