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News - February 7, 2018

AEDs: They're handy, and can save lives

The Woodside fire district's next AED-use class is Saturday, Feb. 10, in Redwood City.

by Kate Daly

A former Menlo School mom recalls watching a basketball game soon after the gym opened on the Atherton campus, when suddenly a referee collapsed on the court and doctors leapt off the bleachers to grab the newly installed Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to shock him and save his life. Eventually, paramedics arrived on the scene.

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