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Defibs4Samui by Rotary Samui-Phangan

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Rotary Cub of Samui-Phangan

The Rotary Club of Samui-Phangan is a group of active hands-on people who want to make a difference in our local community.

A group of ex-pats and Thais not born on these islands but privileged to call them our home and determined to give back to the local people who are so welcoming


Swim4Life - stop child death by drowning

Food4Life - helping families still struggling after Covid lockdowns

Support4Autism - support for all special needs people

Water4Life - fresh drinking water systems into local Thai schools

Defibs4Samui - purchasing and supporting 10 AED defibrillators for the public emergency services

More details of all these projects are on our website with constant updates on our Facebook page. If you want to specifically help one of these projects please tell us in your donation

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The Story
26 months ago


Defibs4Samui aims to supply 15 defibs (heart defibrillators) to all public
emergency vehicles on the tropical island of Koh Samui, Thailand.

Today there is only 1 defib in the 16 public vehicles which are despatched when
the Medical Emergency number 1669 is called.

Samui Rescue is a volunteer medical emergency organisation, which is first on the scene in 95% of emergency calls, with an average arrival time of 4 minutes. They respond to all emergency situations, such as motorbike and car accidents, heart attacks, drownings etc. Samui Rescue has 10 emergency vehicles stationed in 5 locations around the island. None of them have a defib.

Koh Samui Hospital, in the town of Nathon is the only government hospital on the
island, and the other provider of public medical emergency services. It has 6
ambulances, but just 1 defib!

Defibs4Samui will donate the highly rated HeartSine samaritan PAD 350P.
HeartSine will donate a free defib to Samui when one of their machines is used to
save a life.

Bangkok Hospital will provide certified CPR and defib training to all Rescue
Teams. Follow up training will be conducted every 4 months by a qualified RLSA
instructor. A defib is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. For a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, this shock has an impressive 70% success rate in saving a life, when used in conjunction with CPR.

Koh Samui is home to over seventy thousand people and 3 million international tourists per year (pre-covid). Defibs4Samui is addressing the urgent need for these life saving machines to be accessible to all residents and visitors.

Many long term residents, expats and tourists are unaware of the Emergency Call numbers on Samui. In conjunction with Defibs4Samui, an information campaign will permanently promote the emergency contact numbers and procedures to all.

Prizes shall be offered to all major donors. Watch this page for prize information
and regular updates.

Defibs4Samui fundraising target is 750,000 Baht for 15x 45,000 Baht defibs, plus
75,000 baht for training, billboards, posters and ancillary costs. 

Samui Rescue

Koh Samui Hospital

Heartsine samaritan PAD 350P

Update from December 08 2022
18 months ago

Our most recent Defib was generously donated by Live Play Work in Western Australia.  Live Play Work are a Non-Profit Community Organisation working with veterans and their families to build resilience in individuals, families and communities.  In Australia and around the world.  Thank you Adam Gale and Live Play Work

Update from November 21 2022
19 months ago

We are deeply humbled by the generosity and kindness of Asajan อัศจรรย์ Festival. Donations from vendors and visitors to their last event has allowed us to purchase another defibrillator for Samui Emergency Services
Defibrillation plus CPR increases survival rate from heart attack to over 70%. 

Each defib costs 40,000 THB. With Christmas coming up there's no better way to show that you care. If you can herlp with a donation however small -- or would like to have a defib dedicated to you, a loved one or your business --- please get in touch.

Update from September 28 2022
20 months ago

Thanks to Conrad Properties for the donation of a defibrillator to Samui Emergency Rescue as a part of our Defibs4Samui campaign. 

Thank you Conrad Properties for caring about the people of Samui and living up to your commitment to deliver the best possible service - to your customers and beyond… !

Conrad Properties - the leading Luxury Real Estate Agency in Koh Samui, specialising in luxury property sales and offering real customer service and value.
ConradProperties Asia #ConradProperties #rotarysamui

Update from July 24 2022
23 months ago

We have just purchased the first defib for the Samui Emergency Rescue Team thanks to a generous donation by Vicki Spencer-Francis.

Vicki first visited Thailand in 2002 and on her most recent visit this year she learnt about the shortage of defibrillators on the island and Rotary’s Defibs4Samui campaign.

Thailand has made a profound impression on Vicki and she wanted to do what she could to support local people and ultimately save lives.

With over 25 years working in television and charity sector in the UK, Vicki set up her own PR and Marketing agency called Cowshed in Cardiff, Wales in 2013. Since then she has worked with clients including Macmillan Cancer Support, United Nations Refugee Agency, Welsh Government and many other purpose driven causes.

If you would like to dedicate a defib to someone you love (including yourself :-) message us for more details.

Update from April 20 2022
26 months ago


Shane Warne’s Samui Tailor Donates cashmere wool suit to Defibs4Samui

Shane Warne’s Samui tailor has generously donated a tailor made cashmere wool suit to the first person who donates 100,000 baht or more to Defibs4Samui.

Brioni Tailors on Choeng Mon Beach Road, will consult with the winner anywhere in the world to meet all their style requirements, for a custom made jacket and trousers made of cashmere wool. The winner may also select from the Shane Warne memorial collection of fabrics and styles.

Brioni’s tailor Parsuram Panday said “I feel very emotional about this cause because I got to know Shane Warne from repeated garment consultations and fittings, and he visited my shop just hours before he passed away. The wonderful Rescue Team were the first on the scene to help him, and I would like to donate a suit to this fundraiser to help our community. I have already had 2 Australian fans buy garments in the same fabric and cut in which Shane ordered them. They wanted a personal way of remembering and honoring him.”

Parsuram was shocked by Warne’s death. “I couldn’t believe that I was speaking with him just a few hours earlier. “When he came into the shop he was so happy, strong and full of life and energy. He said, ‘Long time no see, Parsuram’ and laughed.‘It’s great to see you’ and he patted me on the back.”

Parsuram said: “I love cricket and Shane Warne was a hero of mine. It was a great privilege to make his suits.”
This suit prize will be granted to the first person who donates 100,000 baht or more to Defibs4Samui. They shall be notified by Rotary and connected with Brioni Taylors.

PICTURE: Mr Parsuram PandayI from Brioni Tailor with the jacket Shane Warne ordered on his last day in Samui. It was purchased by a

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First donor
1,000 THB

Top contributor
12,300 THB
Graham George
GG and Tania l defibs

9 Donations
19 months ago
8,038 THB
Rotary Club of Coimbatore Saicity donated Thai Bhat 10,000 for the CPR kit promoted by Rotary club of Samui Phangan.
19 months ago
2,041 THB
Rotary Saicity - Dist 3201

19 months ago
2,549 THB
21 months ago
12,300 THB
Graham George
GG and Tania l defibs
21 months ago
9,330 THB
Graham George
CPR dummy
22 months ago
1,960 THB
Vito condotta
26 months ago
2,048 THB
Mary Miles
Happy to support such a worthy cause
26 months ago
5,000 THB
con scrinis
magnificent cause good luck with the campaign
26 months ago
1,000 THB

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