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MedicAlert
MedicAlert
The Emergency Identification System for people with hidden medical conditions.

The MedicAlert Foundation is a non-profit making registered charity committed to the protection of life - a service that helps keep people alive. It is estimated that more than 20 million people in the British Isles and Ireland have a hidden medical condition which could endanger their life in an emergency, when they cannot speak for themselves - for example if they are rendered unconscious due either to an accident or to their medical condition.

MedicAlert Foundation was founded in America in 1956 by Dr M Collins after his daughter almost died from a reaction to a sensitivity test for tetanus antitoxin. The Foundation is now International. There are over 4 million people worldwide protected by MedicAlert.

In a medical emergency, it is vital for doctors and emergency services personnel to have details of pre-existing medical conditions to enable them to give the appropriate treatment.

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The MedicAlert emblem, worn as a bracelet or necklet, is engraved with the wearer's special condition, their personal identification number and a 24-hour emergency telephone number. In an emergency the members medical details are available immediately to medical personnel anywhere in the world. MedicAlert is a charity which is backed by doctors' associations and patient groups and supported by the Lions organisation.

10 reasons why you should join MedicAlert:
  1. If you have a medical condition, you can get faster, safer treatment.
  2. If you have a drug allergy, you can avoid harmful or fatal reactions.
  3. If you take more than one medication, you can avoid negative interactions.
  4. If you have more than one doctor, you can make sure emergency doctors can reach your specialist.
  5. If you want your family notified in an emergency, they can be by your side.
  6. If you're a child, your parents won't worry about you when they aren't with you.
  7. If you're a parent, your children won't worry about you when they aren't with you.
  8. If you travel, you can be identified no matter where you go.
  9. If you have an advance directive, your wishes can be respected.
  10. If you want someone to speak for you when you can't, you can be treated quickly and avoid needless pain.
Learn more about MedicAlert from their UK website or US website.



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Information published on this website is not a substitute for professional medical care or advice but should be used only as an aid in understanding current medical knowledge. A Doctor should always be consulted for any health problem or medical condition.

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