Forward Hearts


Forward Hearts lets survivors of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) event, in which a HeartSine defibrillator has been used, to potentially save another life by donating a HeartSine samaritan PAD to the charity or organization of the survivor’s choice.

HeartSine is committed to saving lives and making public access Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) more readily available. The donation of a HeartSine defibrillator through the Forward Hearts program extends this lifesaving technology to even more people, offering many a better chance of survival in the case of sudden cardiac arrest.

How the Program Works

When a HeartSine samaritan PAD AED is used to save a life, Physio-Control/HeartSine works to connect everyone involved – the owner of the site where the SCA occurred, the survivor, the rescuer(s) and the recipient organization – to begin the donation program. The survivor can choose to make his/her donation to an organization anonymously and confidentially, or as part of a public announcement. Physio-Control/HeartSine or its representative will coordinate the donation and the presentation to the organization.

If you have a Forward Hearts story, or know of someone who survived a sudden cardiac arrest due to a HeartSine AED, please share your story with us by completing a Forward Hearts form.

Tell Us Your Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Story

To have an AED donated to the organization of your choice, tell us your own SCA story. Complete our Forward Hearts form, and a Physio-Control/HeartSine representative will be in touch with you to get the details for donating the AED to the organization/charity of your choice.