Hand on Heart Charity (Registered Charity Number: 11453116) has a simple goal; to prevent the deaths of the 12 young people who die due to a sudden cardiac arrest each week.



Girl just 15 years old Suffers SCA During Football Match

Earlier this week, Melissa Smith a 15 year-old girl from Lancashire collapsed and died following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) whilst playing in her local team Cadley FC. Despite CPR and a defibrillator being used at the scene of her collapse, she was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by an ambulance where she was then pronounced dead.

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