You may have seen someone wearing a MedicAlert bracelet or necklace but did you know the importance of it? MedicAlert medical ID’s have been around for over fifty years helping to ensure its members receive appropriate and prompt medical treatment in the event of an emergency.
This month is MedicAlert Awareness Month and we’ve partnered with the American Red Cross to help bring more awareness to this life-saving program. Whenever there is human distress, the American Red Cross works to alleviate it and prevent further misfortune. Red Cross car donations are a great way to support their mission to relieve suffering.
Who Should Wear a MedicAlert ID?
MedicAlert ID’s are devised specifically to save an individual’s life in any given crisis situation. If a person has any type of health condition that could put them at risk for being in need of urgent medical care, it would be a necessity that they wear a MedicAlert ID.
If you or a loved one have any of these conditions, you should wear a MedicAlert necklace or bracelet:
- Anemia or blood disorders
- Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia
- Blood thinners (coumadin)
- Cardiac issues
- Child with special needs
- DNR order (do-not-resuscitate)
- Epilepsy or seizures
- Food or drug allergies
- Lung disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Stroke risk
What Does a MedicAlert ID Help With?
A MedicAlert medical ID helps to curtail errors in treatment and medication of the patient. It allows a healthcare member to diagnose symptom much quicker. In fact, these medical ID’s have helped to reduce medical errors by nearly half! The benefits are life-saving for sure.
How To Support Life Saving Programs
- Share information about MedicAlert ID with friends and loved ones
- Ensure information shared of social media is factual and from a credible source
- Share true success stories to help others understand the value of medical IDs
- Donate a car to Red Cross to help a person in crisis receive compassionate and appropriate care
It is essential for an individual who has a potentially life-threatening medical condition to wear a MedicAlert ID so that they can receive immediate medical treatment when needed. It has saved many lives in an emergency situation and helped patients and their family cope during a crisis. It is also a great help to medical personnel and first responders like Red Cross volunteers so they can recognize the problems and symptoms and give the correct treatment. Now that you’ve learned this, please share this with your loved ones.