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The Importance of a Medical Card

The Importance of a Medical Card

Are you prepared for the unexpected? Accidents happen everyday whether we are prepared or not. What do you do in a situation where you need help, but you’re unable to respond? In situations like these, the best thing is to have a card containing your personal medical information. Details like your blood type, emergency contact list, list of allergies, insurance information, and list of current medications would all be listed on a durable card that you could keep on your fridge, or your pocket, or your wallet. That way it can be ready and accessible when an emergency strikes.

These pieces of information can be the difference between life and death in a moment of crisis. Life is unpredictable and we want to help you be prepared for the worst, so that you can keep living your best. There are five pieces of information that your card should have.

Blood Type

In the case of an emergency, there isn’t much time for blood testing to find out what your blood type is. Knowing what your blood type is, and having it available on a card, can be lifesaving. Getting the wrong blood type can cause blood clots, and can be fatal. Blood type is also linked to many other factors of our health, and generally speaking can be very beneficial to understanding your own body.

Emergency Contact List

Who do you want with you in the case of an emergency? The point of having emergency contacts is so that the people who matter most can be there to help you when you need it. A good emergency contact is able to talk to medical professionals about medical history, and in some cases, they even make medical decisions for their loved one. Without a list of emergency contacts readily available it’s possible that your loved ones won’t be contacted right away, and having someone who loves you by your side in times of crisis can make a big difference.

List of Allergies

Allergy information is crucial to those with severe allergies, or those with allergies to common medical drugs. Drug allergy incidents occur with around %1-2 of all hospital admissions, and even more for hospitalized patients. If you or someone you love has multiple allergies then it might be very helpful to have this information somewhere accessible so that you don’t have to count on your memory. Medical drugs especially can be confusing and even hard to pronounce, or easily confused with others. Having a list of your allergies on your medical information card would be the best way to avoid these potential problems, and could save you in a time of trouble.

Insurance Information

Of course, insurance information is a must. Afterall, who is going to foot the bill? Insurance companies can be difficult to work with, and will often only cover certain things or certain places. Having this information ready at the start can save a lot of potential headaches when it comes to working with your insurance company later on.

List of Current Medications

Any medications that you are taking could have potential side effects when combined with other drugs. This can cause many complications so it is very important for first responders to be aware if you are on any medication. In times of crisis and panic these things can get rushed over. At that moment it’s a small consideration, but if no one knows your medication there could be more damage done than good.

Luckily, Fullidentity has you covered. A durable card with all of your important medical information that can fit in your wallet could really save your or your loved one’s life. Click through the link below to create your personalized medical card today!