Saskatoon Heart Safe Program
Saskatchewan Blue Cross has a long-standing partnership with Medavie Health Services West and the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority to deliver The Saskatoon Heart Safe Program, a community program that provides rapid access to automated external defibrillators (AED) in case of sudden cardiac arrest. Businesses and community venues that have onsite AED have reported survival rates as high as 65%, in contrast to the 5% national survival rate for those who do not.
Lives saved by the Saskatoon Heart Safe Program in 2022:
- 46-year-old at the Granite Curling Rink
- 69-year-old at the East Costco
- 75-year-old at the Legends golf course in Warman
- 60-year old at Canadian Tire