Although Medical Alert IDs have been around for decades, chances are you may not know the depths of their importance. It is vital for people who have life-threatening or potentially dangerous medical conditions to wear a notification in case of an emergency. It helps first responders and medical personnel recognize the medical conditions, medications, allergies and treatment wishes of the patient.  Wearing a medical ID protects against potentially harmful medical errors.  They can also eliminate trips to the hospital, reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent minor emergencies from becoming major ones.

In an emergency, when you might be unable to speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet or necklace speaks for you.

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