Information For The Recently Diagnosed
Medical ID JewelryMany patients with clotting disorders and/or taking anticoagulants wear medical ID jewelry. Such jewelry can literally save your life by informing first responders and medical professionals about your condition in case you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to tell someone that you have a clotting disorder, are taking anticoagulants, have drug or other allergies.
I wear a bracelet stating "Takes coumadin-Factor V Leiden, Factor II, -No vitamin K or Demerol" (I'm allergic to those 2 drugs. I'm not on coumadin® right now, but I am anticoagulated. I don't know if I'll have to go back on coumadin® so I've decided to just leave my bracelet the way it is for now).
There are other companies that also provide medical ID jewelry, although I do not know if any offer services similar to MedicAlert® - many simply sell ID jewelry with a medical emblem on one side and your personal info on the other. Remember when choosing your style of jewelry, that if it is not visible to the paramedic or ER doc, it may not be seen (and will do you no good).
Below I have listed some other medical ID jewelry websites. I don't have any personal experience with them - This list is included so you can compare for yourself:
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