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Why I Wear Medical ID Jewelry


Since I work here at Lauren's Hope, it might seem pretty obvious as to why I'm such an advocate for Medical ID Jewelry, but the reality is, working here has only served to open my eyes as to why most Americans should wear one. Medical ID jewelry isn't just for those with certain medical conditions, drug or food allergies. Medical IDs are also a live-saving tool for caregivers too. 

I know that in the event that I am unable to speak for myself, my medical ID jewelry will be able to speak for me. It'll tell medical professionals and first responders that I have an allergy to sulfa and to avoid giving me any medications that might contain gluten. It also tells them that I have a thyroid disorder that requires daily medication. It gives me the power to advocate for myself, and that's just such a powerful thing.

In the last post of my Celiac Trilogy, I spoke about purchasing my first Medical ID Bracelet, the Hooty Who Medical ID Bracelet. I still 100% love it, and since I'm a sucker for cute jewelry, namely jewelry that serves a real purpose, I decided to purchase another bracelet. This time, I settled on the Marcy Medical ID Cuff.

Lauren's Hope Marcy Cuff

I must admit, I was a little leary at first about wearing a cuff-- Aren't they stiff and bulky? What if it doesn't fit right? I've never owned a cuff before, so I was admittedly pretty standoffish about this purchase.

My mind was quickly put at ease when I tried it on. Not only is this medical ID cuff incredibly light, it's also totally comfortable. Since I spend the majority of my day in front of the computer with my hands on my keyboard, having a medical ID bracelet that won't bother me as I type was an absolute necessity. I've been wearing the Marcy Cuff Medical ID for about a week now, and I have yet to rip it off in frustration-- As I have with some of my other, non-medical ID jewelry. In fact, the only time I have been made aware of the medical ID bracelet during my everyday routine was yesterday when it was complimented by a complete stranger. 

I was able to customize my brand new Marcy Medical ID Cuff with all my important medical information including my name, my drug allergy and medical conditions. Our awesome master engravers use a rotary technique on medical ID cuffs that's smooth and indelible, so I'm never worried that my information might get worn off (since I wear it every single day), and since it's so smooth, it doesn't scratch or bother my wrist in the slightest even on my sensitive skin.

Lauren's Hope Medical ID Cuffs


While I love my Lauren's Hope medical alert jewelry, I do wonder if it will do the job. Recently, I was in the hospital (tests). One of the doctors looked at my bracelet, said it was attractive, but that he would never take it as a useful medic alert. Another indicated that while the bracelets are nice to look at, they probably would go unnoticed by emergency personnel. Short of tattooing my medical information to my chest, I am sticking with the bracelet, but still have some doubts.
Posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 10:58 AM by Joan in VA
Hi Joan,  
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We work vigilantly with emergency personnel to address the issue of the growing popularity of attractive, stylish medical alert jewelry as opposed to more traditional, plain styles. EMTs and other medical professionals are increasingly aware that medical alert jewelry has evolved into fashionable pieces that people actually want to wear.  
Further, when you are awake, alert, and responsive, medical professionals have no need to look for your medical ID jewelry, as they will simply discuss your situation with you. General practitioners and other non-emergency medical professionals are therefore not in the habit of looking for medical IDs. However, first responders are trained to check the neck and both wrists for medical ID jewelry, and because they know medical ID jewelry is often stylish now, they simply look over what you're wearing for that medical caduceus symbol.  
Additionally, with regard to tattoos, EMTs and fire fighters tell us that because so many people have tattoos these days, they simply do not pay attention to tattoos.  
If you are concerned about your medical alert jewelry catching the eye of those taking care of you in an emergency, we recommend some backup measures. What some people do is wear their medical alert jewelry daily, and then also carry an engraved dog tag on their keys and a wallet card as well. These redundancies can help in the event one of them is missed.  
I hope that helps! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and experience!
Posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 2:56 PM by Tara Cohen
I was looking for something like this and I am so glad that I finally found it.  
Posted @ Friday, March 07, 2014 4:08 AM by Designer Inspired Jewellery
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