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Spera Foundation USA
Saving More Lives in America

GoodSAM Alerts trained volunteers to Cardiac Arrests Together We can create "Heart Safe Communties" Across the U.S.

GoodSam is a smartphone app that connects medically-trained and CPR certified individuals ”good Samaritans" to people who need help in a medical emergency.

Whose life might you save today? Calling all responders.

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How It Works

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The GoodSAM App connects those in need with those in the local community who have life saving skills to help until the emergency services arrive.

By alerting first aid trained bystanders to local incidents, GoodSAM aims to prevent the irreparable brain and heart damage which all too frequently occurs during a cardiac arrest or traumatic incident.

Opening an airway and giving basic life support can radically alter the outcome for these patients.

Today only 1 in 10 victims survive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), but 5 in 10 could survive if bystanders gave CPR and uses AED’s immediately. 

In A Medical Emergency Time Matters

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Unfortunately, due to a number of challenges such as remote locations or road congestion, the average time for paramedics to arrive once 911 is called is eight to 12 minutes
 
There are, of course, thousands of people with such skills; off-duty doctors, nurses, police officers, first aiders are all "Good Samaritans" who are simply unaware of the emergency going on next door or outside their building. The Good SAM App uses technology that can notify these people so they can help the person in need.

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The World's largest AED Registry now introduces the world's first mobile AED Registry: 

The GoodSAM community has mapped over 40,000 Public Access AEDs. This is done by taking a picture of a fixed location AED (e.g. fixed to a wall) and uploading it through the App. The location of the AED is then checked and appears on our mapping system.

AEDs don't Save Lives - People with AEDs do: 

There are many more AEDs out there and we figured that many of these are not fixed, but travelling around in people's cars. In London for example there are over 900 police vehicles have AEDs. In some places, taxis carry AEDs and of course many first aid trained people do and so we have now introduced the world's first mobile AED registry!

If you carry an AED in your car, simply click "I have an AED" in the GoodSAM responder app and both you and your AED can be used as a resource.

Our vision is to see an AED in every neighborhood for nearby responders to use to provide help in less time.

But our team can't do it alone. We're looking for members of the community like you to help us cut response times to save lives in America's neighborhoods.

Calling all responders. Let’s fill the USA with Community Responders

The difference early CPR and defibrillation makes can be crucial - that's where you come in.

If you are trained in first aid, download the GoodSAM Responder App today. You'll then be alerted when you are in the immediate vicinity of a cardiac arrest, so that you can start CPR or basic first aid in the critical minutes before the emergency services arrive.

The GoodSAM platform is highly governed and secure, with checks to ensure that all Responders are medically qualified. Once verified, you'll join our network of community lifesavers.

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Join us: Get the app. Save a life.

What Are The Apps?

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The GoodSAM Alerter app uses locational services to track the location of a person in need of a help; after a call is triggered we know exactly where the person is located.
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The GoodSAM Responder app continuously sends locational updates to our server to allow the location of volunteer doctors/first-aiders to be tracked so they can be notified of any emergencies occurring around them.

Your Hands Save Lives

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Get involved today and support our nationwide campaign to increase the number of community members who are certified in CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, and basic First Aid. With your donations we sponsor free community group CPR, AED and First Aid training events.

You can learn more about our free CPR training events, the location and date for our upcoming events and register for an event by clicking the link below.

This is for you. For your family. For your neighbors. Faster Response Times for Cardiac Emergencies.

Having a defibrillator nearby could save the life of someone you know. Empower your community today.