Former Football Player Donates HeartSine Defibrillator to Football Club

Coaches and players at Kirkliston and South Queensferry Football Club with their new HeartSine defibrillator. Photo courtesy: Ian Rutherford

Coaches and players at Kirkliston and South Queensferry Football Club with their new HeartSine defibrillator. Photo courtesy: Ian Rutherford

Ex-Dunfermline football player, Sean Black, has donated a lifesaving HeartSine automated external defibrillator (AED) device to the Kirkliston and South Queensferry Football Club (KSQFC) in Lothian, United Kingdom.

KSQFC recognized the need of an AED after the unexpected and heartbreaking death of 13-year-old teammate Jamie Skinner, who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) while playing on the field on December 2013.

Since Skinner’s fatal incident, the young players have been fundraising for an AED device. Inspired by the youngsters’ efforts, Black decided to donate a HeartSine defibrillator to the football club.

“I have played football for the last 25 years so this is a cause close to my heart”, said Black, Managing Director of Lindemann Healthcare.

The easy-to-use and portable lifesaving device will accompany the team during all games and ensure that all players and spectators are protected in the event of a life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest incident. When the team is not on the field, the device will be available to the community at the club.

Click here to read the full news feature by the Edinburgh News.