STARS flew more than 1,400 missions in Alberta last year alone. Every call involves patients in critical need of our vital service, facing emergencies where care and transport by STARS crews is their best chance at survival. But we can’t do it without you.
THE LOTTERY ON A MISSION
WHY EVERY TICKET MATTERS
With every ticket purchased, you not only get a chance to win 2,869 prizes valued at over $4.8 million, but you also help fund the life-saving talent, tools and training that allow STARS to rewrite our VIPs’ (Very Important Patients) stories and give them a second chance at life.
As the world battles COVID-19, the safety of our patients, nurses, paramedics, transport physicians and pilots remains at the forefront of every decision we make. To share our knowledge with other first responders, the STARS education team created an online portal full of information about COVID-19-related topics.
SAVING TIME & LIVES
At STARS we know that saving lives requires saving time. Our team of paramedics, nurses, transport physicians, pilots and helicopters begin providing critical care to our patients from the moment we land on scene until we arrive at hospital.
Every STARS helicopter, education unit and hangar is equipped with the most advanced medical, aviation and training equipment available.
ONE YEAR IN NUMBERS
EMERGENCY REQUESTS HANDLED BY THE STARS EMERGENCY LINK CENTRE
MEDICAL PERSONNEL TRAINED
DAILY AVERAGE MISSIONS
MORE THAN 45,000 MISSIONS SINCE 1985
“IF IT WASN'T FOR THEM, I MIGHT NOT BE ALIVE."
One summer evening, Chelsie Bullock was driving with her childhood friend down a road near their hometown when a one-ton truck slammed into their vehicle, tearing off most of the rear half.
“Chelsie was severely injured,” recalls critical care flight nurse Alexis Mageau. “She needed an intensive care unit. STARS was the flying ICU she needed.”
Transport physician Dr. Saul Pytka flew on the mission to ensure the best care possible for Chelsie’s specific situation.
“In the back of the helicopter, we have the ability to adjust the breathing that we provide for her, monitor for the pressures, to provide her with the best possible circumstances for brain recovery.”
“Without STARS, who’s to say I would even be here?” Chelsie said. “The trained pilots and medical people on that helicopter helped me. If it wasn’t for them, I might not be alive. I think they’re amazing.Learn More Learn More