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Hospital donates life-saving devices

May 25, 2005

Tifton- Tift Regional Medical Center distributed nearly 20 automatic external defibrillators this afternoon.

The small devices jump start a patient's heart during cardiac arrest. Organizations in 8 counties received the AEDs, with nearly half given to schools and colleges.

"We have children in our school system that have seizures, asthma, diabetes. With all the sports that they're doing now you never know the emergencies are there. This is definitely going to help out. I pray we never have to use it," says Berrien Middle School nurse Dora Nash.

Each machine costs about $2,500. They can be used on patients who are over eight years old.