This humble capsule could save a life…

It could be someone you know, a stranger or even yourself.  Supplied with the pack of 3 capsules is a full unopened pack of 300 mg soluble aspirins, each of which could buy up to 60 minutes of time in the event of a heart attack. Be prepared should a heart attack strike you or someone in your presence!  

First symptoms of a possible heart attack – what to do

In the event of a heart attack (or when the first symptoms of a heart attack are evident), you should immediately Dial 111, then take the 300mg of soluble non-coated aspirin  and either chew it yourself, or place it under the tongue of the victim if you are witness to the person having the heart attack. Note Avoid taking aspirin if there is a recent history of haemorrhage or bleeding ulcers.  IMPORTANT: Check for the presence of a Medi-Alert bracelet before administering and follow the instructions shown.

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


Paul Whitehead, Marton

“The hospital doctor said that if I hadn’t chewed the aspirin on the way to the hospital, he would have been writing my death certificate. I owe my life to the fact that Margaret had a savealife capsule.”

Grant Boddington, Wanganui

“Less than 24 hours after purchasing a savealife capsule, Karen was using it to save my life.”

Have you used your Savealife aspirins to help someone and potentially been a life saver? If so, please let us know. We would love to be able to put YOUR story onto the website (anonymously if preferred).

About Us

This project is a fundraiser under management by the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise.  All profits made will be used to fund charitable projects supported by our Club, so we thank you for your support.

Our History

In 2015, our incoming President saw the capsule keyrings on a tradesite at the Hamilton Homeshow (with the site  manned by the visionaries for this project, John Dentice, Jill O’Sullivan and Brian Rickard from Palmerston North).  With his interest piqued, he approached the Palmerston North trio to enquire about adopting the sale of the capsules as a fundraiser.  Three months later, the rights for New Zealand were transferred to Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club and as they say, the rest is history.  To date, thousands of dollars have been raised from this venture, and over 70 lives have been reported to have been saved as a result.  Hats off to you John, Jill and Brian – and to all the members of the Rotary Club who have thrown their energy into this project.

Our Mission

Our mission is that every New Zealand adult will carry a Savealife capsule so they are ready to assist when faced with a heart attack emergency.

To purchase a pack of Savealife keyring capsules:

You can order keyrings here for $15 for three (excluding postage*).  Please complete the form to the right and we will contact you by email with an invoice. Please note, each pack of 3 capsules will be supplied in a random mix of colours, unless you have a specific request for colours. See details of range of colours in the FAQ above

*Current NZ rates: Up to 3 sets – $3 in total; 4 – 6 sets $4 in total. Above this, courier rates charged at cost

To purchase for resale: If you are a Rotary Club or corporate representative looking at purchasing and reselling, please click here and we will be in touch.



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