33 states do not require AED's in public schools

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(NBC) Studies show Automated External Defibrillators, or AED's, in schools have saved the lives of students and teachers in cardiac arrest, but over half of states don't require schools to have the life-saving devices on hand.

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As of February 2016, 17 states had some laws requiring the installation of AED's in schools, but the other 33 had no legislation, meaning nearly 35 million public elementary, middle, and high school students attend schools with no AED requirements.

Researchers say in schools with AED's, the survival rates of students with cardiac arrest range from 64 to 72 percent.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, both Illinois and Iowa are among a number of states that require some schools to have portable defibrillators, but the agency says the actual extent varies.