Bill Would Require AEDs In All Ohio Schools

A bill at the Ohio Statehouse would make life-saving equipment more accessible to many Ohioans.

The bill would require automated external defibrillators, AEDs, be in every school and recreation center in the state.

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia estimate that 23,000 kids a year suffer from sudden cardiac arrest.

In Ohio, schools aren’t mandated to have an AED on site. Yet, it’s the law in 30 other states.

Supporters are also pushing for each school to have an athletic emergency plan, clearly marked AEDs in each venue, and AED and CPR training for coaches.

The bill passed the Ohio House and now goes to the Ohio Senate for review.