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Life-saving devices. Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on August 1, 2017. (WPVI)

Thanks to a generous donation, 18,000 children will be better protected in the community by having a life-saving device close by.

Philadelphia's 18 Police Athletic League centers now each have an automated external defibrillator, or AED.

They were presented to PAL officials at Eagles Training Camp Tuesday morning.

The total costs for the devices was about $20,000.

They were purchased by three groups - Simon's Fund, the Philadelphia NFL Draft Host Committee, and The Convention and Visitor's Bureau Foundation.

Having them at the centers benefits the kids and also adults who work there. It's something you hope to never have to use. But if someone were to have cardiac arrest, having an AED close can mean the difference between life and death.

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