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A medical ID provides information which could save your life in an emergency.
With medical conditions, drug and food allergies, prescribed medicines and emergency contacts engraved onto the surface, a medical ID bracelet or necklace guide paramedics and doctors in giving you appropriate timely diagnosis and treatment when you cannot speak for yourself.
Who should wear a medical ID?
People with a wide range of conditions are recommended to wear medical IDs to alert healthcare professionals in an emergency. The following are good reasons to wear a medical ID:
Lack of information about medical conditions can be dangerous.
You should always wear your medical ID so it can alert healthcare professionals in the case of an unexpected emergency.
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