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Glen Cove HS gets Life Saver from AHA

Glen Cove High School (GCHS) recently received a generous gift from the American Heart Association (AHA), one that could save a life. The AHA has donated an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to the school. AEDs are now required in all schools since the death of a young lacrosse player in Northport 11 years ago, and school officials gladly accepted an additional AED unit. AEDs are portable electronic devices that use electrical therapy to establish heart rhythm when a person goes into cardiac arrest. As recently as last month the presence of an AED at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station helped a coach and resident to save a young girl’s life. Pictured here, AHA Manager Yamise Fields presents the AED to (L-R) GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton, Head Nurse Sue Liantonio, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Laria, and Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Denise Kiernan.

Congress has declared the first week in June as National CPR/AED Awareness Week.

Sunday, February 23, 2020