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Why Do I Need A Medical ID?
 

Return to Sender medical ID bracelets are lovely pieces of jewelry that provide critical information to EMT's, first responders, and other medical professionals about your unique health needs. A Medical ID bracelet speaks for you when you are unable of doing so for yourself.  Not every disease is visible. 

  • Medical professionals cannot treat something about which they are unaware.

  • Medical professionals are most likely to consider a condition about which they are aware, familiar, and comfortable diagnosing.

  • Medical professionals are less likely to consider a condition about which they are unaware, unfamiliar, or uncomfortable diagnosing.

  • People with rare medical conditions are less likely to receive the proper care if they are unable to communicate symptoms characteristic of their diseases.

  • People with medical conditions who cannot communicate verbally have a simple solution to avoid continued misdiagnosis and to receive the care they need: wearing a medical ID bracelet.

If you have an illness or rare disease, get a medical ID bracelet. If you know someone with an illness or rare disease, stress to them the importance of wearing a medical ID bracelet. The choice to do so should not be a source of questioning or debate. It simply needs to happen. 

Don’t hesitate. Just do it. Return to Sender will ensure that your bracelet is one that will be flattering – a beautiful piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear. But you need to take the first step. You have gone through enough already to obtain the correct diagnosis for your condition. Let us help take that concern off your shoulders and put the solution on your wrist.

Who Wears a Medical ID?

Medical IDs could be beneficial to those with the following conditions:  

Adrenal Insufficiency
Allergies (Drug, Food, Insects and General)
Alzheimer's
Anemia
Arrhythmia
Asthma
Atrial Fibrillation
Bariatric Surgery
Blood Disorders
Blood thinners (Coumadin/Warfarin)
Caregiver
Celiac Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Medical Conditions
Clinical Trial Participant
Cochlear Implant
Cognitive Disabilities
COPD
Cystic Fibrosis
Dementia
Developmental Disabilities
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Gastric Bypass/Sleeve
Hearing Impairment
Heart Conditions
Heart Stents
Hemophilia
Kidney Failure
Mental Health Disorders
Metal Implants
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Multiple Sclerosis
Organ Transplant
Parkinson's Disease
Steroid Treatment
Sickle Cell Anemia
Stroke Risk
Special Needs Children
Tourette Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Vision Impairment

What Should I Engrave On My Medical ID?

We recommend you engrave information that would be helpful to a first responder in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. 

For example:

1. Your First and Last Name
2. Emergency Contact Number(s)
3. Food and Drug Allergies
4. Medical Condition(s)/ Treatment Considerations

Please consult with your doctor to discuss the best option for you.