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Angela Rippon makes the news—learning how to save life

PUBLISHED: 18:17 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010

Angela... shown by a St John Ambulance man how to work defibrillator

Angela... shown by a St John Ambulance man how to work defibrillator

FORMER newscaster Angela Rippon has been learning how to save life with a portable heart machine. She joined the Lord Mayor of London and members of St John Ambulance this morning (Thurs) for a demonstration to office workers in The City on how easy it is with a little training to save anyone struck by cardiac arrest

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HERE is the News... former newscaster Angela Rippon has been learning how to save life today with a portable heart machine.

She joined the Lord Mayor of London and members of St John Ambulance this morning (Thurs) for a demonstration to office workers in The City on how easy it is with a little training to save anyone struck by cardiac arrest.

Lord Mayor Ian Luder’s official Appeal this year is raising funds to distribute 1,000 portable defibrillators to offices and public places across the Square Mile and the neighbouring East End and Canary Wharf.

He was with the former BBC TV News anchorwoman to give demonstrations to commuters at Broadgate Circle, next to Liverpool Street station, highlighting the simplicity of using the electro-current machine with the right training.

A defibrillator can ’buy time’ until an ambulance arrives, saving vital minutes.

Treatment within three minutes of cardiac arrest increases the chances of regaining a heartbeat by a third, research has found. Those who do not receive immediate help have less than a five per cent chance of regaining a heartbeat.

Fundraisers want defibrillators as widely available in offices and public places as fire extinguishers to help save lives.


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