Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this capsule so successful in saving lives? Most heart attacks develop following the rupture of cholesterol-laden plaque in a coronary artery. This attracts platelets to the surface and these form clots which block the artery causing a heart attack. The aspirin works by inhibiting the platelets, thus giving time to get professional help.
 Why are the capsules being sold in 3s? When this project  was originally launched,, the capsules  were sold indiviually. It was brought to our attention that it was important for the aspirins to be provided as a full pack so that the batch number and expiry date were available to the end purchaser
How does it work? Heart specialists agree that chewing a 300mg aspirin at the first indication of a heart attack will significantly increase the chances of survival.  However, one of the most common problems that people face when a heart attack occurs is that they do not have access to an aspirin.  This handy capsule keyring means the potentially lifesaving aspirin is close at hand.
The rubber ring has come away from my capsule? On some occasions the small ‘O’ rubber ring can come away from the capsule, if this happens please contact us for a free replacement.
Is it approved? Yes, the Savealife capsule concept has been vetted by leading New Zealand cardiologists.  All information provided on this website has been given in good faith, with their support.
Do I need to change the aspirin? It is advisable to replace the aspirin in accordance with the expiry date printed on the full, unopened pack of aspirin supplied 
What do I get in my pack? 3 empty Savealife capsules in random colours*, a pack of 20 Aspirin for you to insert in the capsules and 3 sets of 2 information cards. Please ensure that each recipient of a capsule has a set of the cards which should be kept in the purse or wallet.
*If you’d like specific colours, please request them on the order form. Available colours are Blue, Pink, Green, Gold, Red, Purple and Black