Emergencies and First Aid — Medical Identification Tags

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Medical Identification Tags

A person with a serious medical condition — such as diabetes, a drug allergy, or a heart condition — should carry information about the condition on a necklace or bracelet, or on a card that can be carried in a pocket or wallet, so that proper care can be given in an emergency.

Be sure to check for a medallion or card if you find yourself in the role of rescuer. If you or a member of your family has a life-threatening medical condition, obtain a medical identification tag or medallion from your local pharmacy and wear it at all times.