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05-21-2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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I should have gotten an ID bracelet sooner. Anyone know where I can find a good one?

A while back, I went to take some photos in the snow. I didn't bring any ID or anything since it was I was only going to a park behind my house. In retrospect it would have been a good idea. Luckily, nothing bad happened. Seeing as I'm from the South, I'm not good at walking in the snow. I was also walking where I short drop from a freezing cold creek.
Also, I recently begin training for my first 5k since an injury that's kept me from running since August 2013. It was dark, on a trail in another part of the state. I had been one of the first people out but about .25 mi in, I fell in a ditch on the side of the trail. I didn't really do anything about it at the time. I could have stopped at the rest stop and waited for the ambulance. I tried running a little more but it hurt pretty bad. I stuck around after I finished so I was there for about two hours after I was injured. The drive back to Raleigh was about a two hour trip. When I got home I iced my ankle injury.
My next run is a mud run. If something happens there, or when I'm shooting, or what have you, I don't want to be an anonymous Jane Doe. I finally decided that the best way for immediate ID is a medical bracelet. Does anyone know where I can find one with the basics on the front and medical details on the back? Preferably a cuff type as opposed to a chain bracelet.

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Maybe just pick out a nice bracelet from the jewelers and have them engrave it with whatever details you want?



Are bracelets like that a common thing in the US?

I've only ever met a few people with bracelets like that, and they've only ever been people with life threatening illnesses or allergies.
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My wife wears a medical bracelet advising what anti-coagulant she takes. It can't be reversed like Warfarin or Clexane that she was on previously. It is a chain bracelet with a medical caduceus on the front.

These are available here, there must be something similar in the USA.

https://australia.universalmedicalid.com/
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When I was regularly riding motorcycles in the UK (19 years, all seasons) I wore an SOS Talisman on a neck chain. The talisman bodies are water sealed and contain a folded strip of paper that holds a surprising amount of information (one side has contact info, the other medical info). I never took mine off except to shower or if I was swimming. The SOS Talisman is also recognized by all the emergency services and hospitals and they know they should open them for information in an emergency.

Here's their website 'SOSTalisman' but it doesn't look like they have an online sales outlet unfortunately. If you contact them they may be able to tell you where you can buy one in the States or maybe post one to you (or a UK based PF member may be able to buy and post one for you).

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Check this out - Road ID - link here - Road ID | USA's #1 Source for Runners ID, Cycling ID & Medical ID Tags
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It's a bit late I know, but these guys....
Medical IDs, Bracelets, and Emergency Services | MedicAlert Foundation


Your bracelet/necklace etc. is engraved with whatever medical condition you want, a unique ID number and a telephone number. Medical personnel can call the number collect and be given your name, next of kin contact info, doctor's name etc.
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I have a new one...came from Mrs Rupert. It says "If found fallen off a roof, shoot in head twice."

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Most pharmacies carry them or will order them for you. They're called Medic Alert bracelets. Actually you can buy more than just bracelets. Also pendants or key chains...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ASheffield Quote
Does anyone know where I can find one with the basics on the front and medical details on the back? Preferably a cuff type as opposed to a chain bracelet.
Annie the links others have posted here all offer excellent options for you. I especially like the SOS Talisman that Larry mentions. A sealed capsule that can be worn a number of different ways looks like the way to go.

And on the website I see that even Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali, an American) had one. So it must be something that one can get here in the states.

QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
Most pharmacies carry them or will order them for you. They're called Medic Alert bracelets. Actually you can buy more than just bracelets. Also pendants or key chains...
I remember those from my youth. They were made available through school. Since then I have seen them advertised at pharmacies, and once i a while there is something in the mailbox regarding them.
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I have a MedicAlert (https://www.medicalert.ca) that has my main medical conditions (the highlights) listed on the back. I also have a card with the rest and the medications I take on a card. The engraving also has a hotline number and my MedicAlert number so the people who need to know can reach my specialists and get further information. It makes traveling much more comfortable so I don't have to worry if something happens.
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