PLEASE NOTE: Depending on what vendor you use for your medical ID and whether you sign up for a Protection Plan, your ID may also include your ID number specific to and contact information for that vendor.
A crucial element of tag4life's mission revolves around serving underprivileged and under-represented communities, particularly by promoting racial equity. Studies show that these populations inherently experience worse health outcomes, especially in emergency situations, than other more represented groups. We therefore constantly mold our processes to account for those who are less visible, with the goal of providing them with the same level of care as those who benefit from the inherent disparities in the system.
We think we can have an outsized impact on diverse populations simply by lowering the financial burden required to have the appropriate medical ID device. But we know that is not enough, and we are constantly striving to do more.
Liver transplant is usually reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. Liver transplant may also be a treatment option in rare cases of sudden failure of a previously healthy liver.
PLEASE NOTE: A medical expert, like a doctor, is best able to help you find the care you need. The information in this video does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
A medical ID is a wearable accessory or ID card that contains or allows access to the user's critical personal and medical information. This medical ID is recognized by first responders and the medical community which helps identify individuals who have an important medical condition that may require special treatment. In an emergency situation, when a person can not speak for themselves, it’s imperative that this information about a person’s medical history is easily accessible. A medical ID helps to prevent misdiagnosis, unwanted drug reactions, and treatments that could pose serious risk.
Individuals who have physical or mental medical conditions, take medications or have food or drug allergies should wear a medical ID.
There are several variations of medical IDs. The original medical ID looks similar to a dog tag type necklace or a bracelet with medical information engraved on the piece. Medical IDs have evolved over time and they are in many forms of decorative bracelets including beads, silicone and weaved nylon bracelets. There are also slide-on sleeves that accommodate a watch band. IDs can have information imprinted directly on them, a QR code to scan with a phone or a telephone number that links your information to the medical ID company who stores it.
It really comes down to personal preference. It’s important to find something that is comfortable to wear and that is aesthetically pleasing to you.