Heart attack, a sudden inability to breathe - they're called "Code Blue" in a hospital. A warning to staff that a patient is in life-threatening distress and we don't have a minute to lose. Each and every second is a matter of life or death.

A code blue emergency can happen at any time, day or night. And how we respond to them is a matter of life and death.

Crash carts are wheeled carts that store vital life-saving tools. They store all the medications and equipment that help us restore the airways of patients as they’re struggling to breathe or restart a heart.

For every $5,000 we receive toward our most urgent needs fund, TB Vets will match these funds and purchase 1 crash cart.

With your gift, we will be able to park crash carts at key spots across the hospital, in easy reach of staff in an emergency.

Watch as the Emergency Department team practices their code blue skills: