Brain Injury Foundation

In the next 30 seconds, learn how to delay brain damage in Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims.

The Brain Injury Foundation

The Brain Injury Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen and bloodflow to the brain.

This injury is known as Hypoxic (low oxygen) Ischemic (low bloodflow) Injury, or HII.

Without oxygen reaching the brain, irreversible brain damage starts to occur within 5 minutes.

The Mission of our Foundation is to save lives and prevent brain damage of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims and other breathing cessation insults.

Our Goal is to enhance the quality of life of heart attack victim, family and caregiver. 

Delaying Brain Injury in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims —

Over the past 35 years, our research of Anoxic Brain Injury has resulted in the development of an emergency time-buying procedure to delay brain damage for up to an hour when a person stops breathing.

Named after our lead researcher Jeffrey Dobkin, The Dobkin Technique to delay brain damage is an on-site, non-invasive trigger of the Mammalian Diving Reflex: an all natural reflex that has already saved thousands of people from brain damage in cold water drownings.

Each year over 295,000 people in the United States suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The survival rate is under 5%.  Over 95% of these victims never reach a hospital alive.

Less than 5% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims survive long enough to reach a hospital.  Over 95% of the SCA victims die.

The Dobkin Technique is an on-site emergency procedure to delay brain injury of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims for up to an hour.

Dobkin’s Technique is not a cure for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims, but seeks to delay the onset of brain injury and death until proper medical help can arrive and breathing is reinitiated.

The Dobkin Technique seeks to delay brain injury in both adults and children in all forms of breathing cessation events that disrupt, stop or limit oxygen flow to the brain such as:

• Sudden Cardiac Arrest • Myocardial Infarction • Heart Attack • Stroke • Drowning • Choking • Suffocation • Gunshot/Stabbing • Sleep Apnea Death • Drug Overdose • Poisoning • Carbon Monoxide Inhalation • Compression of Trachea • Heart Arrhythmia • Extreme Low Blood Pressure • SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome) • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

There is currently no other immediate treatment for Hypoxic Ischemic Events per se, other than this technique as an all-natural, non-invasive procedure.

An emergency time-buying procedure to trigger the 
Mammalian Diving Reflex and delay brain injury and brain death:

The Dobkin Technique: 

In Emergency — apply ice cold water or cold wet compress to the face and eyes of the victim. Temperature of compress must be 58 degrees or cooler. Keep cold compress on face.

Keep face cold and wet, apply until emergency personnel arrive and breathing is established. The Dobkin Technique may be used by itself, or in conjunction with CPR.

It may be self administered, or the treatment may be described to a bystander, child or caregiver over the phone.

This simple procedure works immediately to trigger the Mammalian Diving Reflex and delay brain injury and brain death.

Real People Whose Lives Were Saved by the Mammalian Diving Reflex:

The Dobkin Technique uses the same all-natural reflex (The Mammalian Diving Reflex) that prevents death and delays brain damage in cold water drowning victims.

Links to examples of people’s lives who have been saved – with no brain damage – by the naturally occurring Mammalian Diving Reflex:

  • Toddler returns to life after heart had stopped for 60 minutes,· 21-month-old Gore Otteson defies odds with recovery from near-drowning.
  • Dale Ostrander Survives After 25 Minutes Underwater (ABC News September 6th, 2011): View news on ABC Here: September 6th, 2011 — Dale Ostrander is Walking, Talking, Making ‘Remarkable’ Progress After Near-Drowning
  • Read L.A. Times article here: L.A. Times On February 4th, 2015, Fourteen year old  John Smith fell into Lake St. Louise and drown.  He was completely submerged in the icy water for over 15 minutes, and not breathing when his body was recovered.  After 45 minutes of CPR he regained a pulse, and started breathing.  He recovered with no brain damage.  The doctors called it “A Miracle!”  The physicians didn’t know his delay of brain damage was the result of the cold water triggering of The Mammalian Diving Reflex.
  • March 11, 2015.  ABC News reports Toddler Survives Near Drowning After 101 Minutes of CPR.  He was not breathing, and his body temperature had fallen to 77 degrees from being submerged under the icy water. But Gardell Martin recovered completely and came home from the hospital a week later with no brain damage. His 22-month old body temperature plummeted, but it was the initial triggering of the Mammalian Diving Reflex that saved his brain from anoxic injury. The Mammalian Diving Reflex, triggered within the first few seconds of the icy water on his face delayed brain damage which would have been caused by his breathing cessation insult.
  • From Brain Injury Foundation Supporter Troy Christensen: the following Youtube link is to an old “That’s Incredible” show.  Examples of several people who have been saved from death, or a devastating life of brain damage by the cold water triggering of the Mammalian Diving Reflex:  That’s Incredible: Cold water saves lives. Please forward to minute 26.  Thank you very much Troy, for this submission.  Your support is very much appreciated.

If you have seen cold water save a life: please send your link by Email to Jeffrey Dobkin, lead researcher at the Brain Injury Foundation.  Or call The Danielle Adams Publishing Company where he works: 610-642-1000. Thank you.

Dobkin uses this same all-natural reflex in his technique to delay brain damage in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims.

You can help introduce this technique to emergency providers and first responders.  They should recommend this technique over the phone before they reach the victim.

Support: You Can Help Save Lives —

Here’s your chance to be a hero –

In just 30 seconds you can have your own chance to save someone’s life.

It doesn’t take much time, and it won’t cost you anything.  

Please… pass this technique on to friends.

The more people that know about this technique, the more people it can save.

As a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable foundation, your gifts and donations are most welcome to help us and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The non-profit Brain Injury Foundation is run from the corporate offices of The Danielle Adams Publishing Company. Not one cent of any donation has ever been spent on any matters outside of research, overhead and public awareness of the Brain Injury Foundation and its technique to delay anoxic brain injury and save lives. Please see our support pages for how you can help our mission. Or better yet, please donate here:



Please pass this technique on:  You can make a real difference in someone’s life.

If you explain this technique to just one person, and it saves someone’s life, you have made a big difference in their life and the lives of people close to them.

You absolutely can make a difference.  Thank you.


The Brain Injury Foundation can only continue our research with your donations and support.  Our areas of research continue into prevention of ischemic brain injury of stroke victims.  We would like to further extend our outreach of research to children who experience Myoclonic seizures, also referred to as infantile spasms or myoclonic jerks, the largest cause of which is an Hypoxic Ischemic Insult.

The Brain Injury Foundation continues its research of The Dobkin Technique for use in Hypoxic Ischemic Events of cerebral anoxia (a complete lack of oxygen to the brain) and all forms of cerebral hypoxia (reduced supply of oxygen to the brain): diffuse cerebral hypoxia (DCH), focal cerebral ischemia (aneurysms or hemorrhagic stroke), massive cerebral infarction (stroke), and global cerebral ischemia (complete stoppage of blood to the brain).

We continue to investigate how The Dobkin Technique may be used as an emergency procedure to delay brain damage in infants during infantile spasms, (myoclonic seizure) and SIDS.  Hypoxic-Anoxic Ischemic brain injury in infants is thought to be an underlying cause of cerebral palsy, mental retardation, dysphagia, cortical vision impairment or blindness, microcephaly, chronic lung disease and seizures. Your support and donations are needed to continue the research of our non for profit organization.

The content of this website is Copyright 2015-2018, The Brain Injury Foundation.
The Brain Injury Foundation is the non-profit organization featured by the Danielle Adams Publishing Company, Jeffrey Dobkin, President.

You are welcome to publish this information free of charge with your written request when you meet our publishing requirements and receive our written authorization.  Please email us for permissions.  Questions?  Please call us – 610-642-1000.  Thank you.

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