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Re: [IP] Medic Alert bracelet



Although I have worn a medic alert ID (necklace pendant) for about 12 years, 
I have let my membership with them lapse.  Guess I need to send my dues to 
them each year.

My question is:

How many EMT's or Paramedics would take the time to call Medic Alert when 
something happens?

>From: Earl and Kay Guy <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] Medic Alert bracelet
>Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 22:36:50 -0800
>
>The actual Medic Alert bracelet only has "diabetes - insulin dependent" and 
>id
>number and an 800 number. The rest of the data is accessed from their 
>databank
>when they are called by an EMT. Thank goodness we have never needed to use
>their services, but I feel better when our 13 year old daughter is out and
>about with friends knowing that they have a complete description of her 
>medical
>needs and her endo's phone number.
>
>I think it's a wonderful, worthwhile service.
>
>Kay
>
>"jspock @shore.net" wrote:
>
> > >Medic Alert has an 800 number or you can go to www.medicalert.org to
> > > >order. I recently received a 10k gold-filled bracelet, (about $80) 
>and
> > > >it actually doesn't look too bad.  I wear it on my left wrist next to 
> >my
> > >watch.  (Really wanted the 14K but didn't want to pay so much!)  >I'm 
>not
> > >sure about the nickel-free. Ask them - they are very >accommodating.
> >
> > Does anyone really think its worth it to purchase a medical id?  In the
> > hundreds of times I have had EMT's in my house, or been in the hospital, 
>I
> > have *never once* had anyone even ask if I had one, or look for one.
> >
> > Also, the big problem for me is I can't find a bracelet or charm large
> > enough to hold all the information I need.  Its kind of pointless to 
>list
> > only one thing and leave out the rest, or to have to wear three 
>different
> > things.
> >
> > Jenn
> > email @ redacted
> > AIM:  jspock1
> > ICQ:  25177424
> > MSN:  email @ redacted
> >
> > "Open up your mind and let your fantasies unwind."
> >          ---"Music of the Night" "Phantom of the Opera"
> >
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