Medical Identification Tags

If you were in an accident or experiencing a medical emergency, who would responders know how to notify your next of kin?

A medical tag or a Road I.D. can be invaluable for drivers who are far from home.

For less than $25, your loved ones can have peace of mind that they’ll be notified should there be an accident or medical episode.

If a person is unconscious, unable to speak or communicate, a medical identification tag is a great way to inform paramedics, emergency personnel, doctors, and other first responders of any medical conditions that require immediate attention and also whom to contact as your next of kin.

The medical information can be engraved onto a bracelet, necklace, or can even be stored as an identification card in a person’s wallet.

Identification Tags
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Examples of medical conditions that require immediate attention include

  • Pertinent medical history
  • Diabetic
  • Pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Seizures
  • Drug allergies
  • Rare blood type
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Advance Medical Directives (Do Not Revive order, POLST, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will)
  • Pregnancy

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Read what customers have to say about Road I.D. 

-A few weeks back, I was involved in my first accident in 40 years of riding motorcycles. I was approaching an off ramp in Colorado when I hit a patch of gravel, lost control of my bike, and went down hard. The information on my FIXX ID made it easy for the First Responders to contact my wife and quickly provide the ICU with my insurance information. I was unconscious for 4 days, and I spent a total of two weeks in the ICU with many broken bones. When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, the ICU already had all of my medical history at hand.

-I was recently involved in a single-vehicle, rollover car accident. When my car finally settled on its tires, I had lost consciousness due to head trauma. A woman pulled over to help me and saw my Road ID. It listed my name, birth year, my mother’s number as my emergency contact, my allergies, medical conditions, and “Proud Mama of Ian” on the bottom line. She immediately called my mother and checked the backseat for my child (who was safely strapped into his car seat without a scratch on him). She also called 911 and was able to inform the First Responders of my name and my severe allergy to Morphine. 

The woman later contacted me to see how I was doing, and she told me how useful my Road ID had been. Without my Road ID, there is no guarantee that I wouldn’t have been wrongfully medicated, my family wouldn’t have known I had been in a serious car accident, and my 16 month old son may not have been found in the backseat until much later. I am very thankful for the help I was given, which was made much easier thanks to my Road ID.

Buy a Road I.D. here.  

Sources

American Medical ID

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