Life saving medical ID

Thursday, 08 July, 2010

It is a well recognised fact in the medical field that instant identification of a person's pre-diagnosed health condition or allergy can save their life. This is not only proven on a daily basis by paramedics, but it is often one of the primary things pointed out to delegates on first aid training courses.

If the patient is wearing a Mediband indicating their condition, vital seconds can be gained, and suitable treatment can be administered quickly. These vital extra seconds can sometimes be the difference between life and death.

Craig Pyne, Director of North West First Aid recognises the obvious benefits of
wearing a Mediband, and comments: "Mediband is the obvious choice to recommend to delegates who attend our training courses. They offer vital medical information and allow for medication to be administered quickly; something, which is vital in a first aid situation. Mediband wristbands are also durable and fit into a patients' everyday wardrobe without intruding on their personal style."

There is a huge selection of wristbands on offer for people with a range of specific allergies, food intolerances or medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. Their range also includes thickened fluids, falls risk and blood thinners.

Mediband has also produced a wallet card, which can be printed with all known conditions for the user, quickly communicating relevant medical information to professionals.

Michael Randall from Mediband comments: "It is clear that medical ID saves
lives. Mediband has made medical ID available for everyone with our range of wristbands for a huge selection of medical conditions and allergies."

The medical ID bracelets are available in a range of sizes, styles and colours and, because they are made from silicone, they are 100% hypoallergenic, waterproof,
durable, and comfortable. Mediband wristbands are also customisable, which makes them ideal for including the telephone numbers of parents or next of kin. Also available is a range of custom reversible designer bracelets for those who wish to be more discreet but still need to communicate relevant information in an emergency situation.

Sharon Denny, a Mediband customer who bought a wristband for her son who
suffers from a severe seafood allergy comments: "We've found the hospital, which
supports our immunologist, has been impressed by these bands - a nice straight
forward indication of the condition. The band sums up what might take several
minutes to convey, particularly under stress. The colour coding for different
medical conditions is a fantastic idea, as it simplifies an emergency even further. I can't praise the idea enough."

• For more information on the wristbands available from Mediband,

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