Thank you for your interest in donating to “Be a Local Hero”

UVA Health System’s Emergency Department (ED) has saved the lives of tens of thousands of Virginians. Pegasus flies critically ill patients from other hospitals or remote clinics. Ambulances deliver accident victims. Families rush their loved ones through the ED doors. All receive the highest quality and most expert care. However, positive outcomes can often depend on what happens well before a patient is brought to the ED.

The good people of the UVA Emergency Department are thinking about our health and safety long before we ever might have to cross its threshold. That’s why EMCERT, a not-for-profit group that supports the ED, has funded Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Albemarle County and Charlottesville police cars and CPR training. The ED encourages us all to know what can be done to prevent accidents and what to do while the rescue squad is on its way.

100% of the funds donated go to help fund projects the UVA Emergency Department has identified. Your donation will help fund programs and equipment that keep our community safer and better prepared in the event of an emergency.

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By clicking the link above, you will be taken to a secure site where you can make a donation.  Funds donated are held by the UVA Fund in an account for EMCERT, a not-for-profit group that supports the UVA Emergency Department.  EMCERT has funded projects including: the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators for Albemarle County and Charlottesville police cars and simulators.