A year after Fabrice Muamba's near-fatal cardiac arrest during an FA Cup quarter final, a £1.2 million fund has been launched to provide football clubs across England with life-saving equipment.
The Football Association and the British Heart Foundation have teamed up to donate, so that more than 900 defibrillators will be at hand for non-league and grassroots football.
The machines give the heart a controlled electrical shock during cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes without defibrillation chances of survival decrease by about 10%.
Muamba, 24, a former England under-21 star, collapsed on the pitch during Bolton's FA Cup quarter final against Tottenham at White Hart Lane in March 2012.
Only around one in 10 people normally survive a witnessed, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK.
– Former England boss Stuart Pearce
"There is no doubt how valuable these pieces of equipment can be, and if they save just one life then the investment is worth it."
– British Heart Foundation medical director Professor Peter Weissberg
"The rules of cardiac arrest are really very simple - there is no chance of survival without prompt CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and a defibrillator.
"The importance of these machines in the chain of survival cannot be underestimated."