Communicate medical info at a glance to first responders

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Two years ago, I was running a race and stopped to help a woman who collapsed just a few yards ahead of me a little short of the finish line.

I didn’t know if the woman had a heart attack, heat stroke, or exhaustion. Thankfully, a registered nurse behind me in the race ran up and took over. (The woman later recovered nicely.)

But wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple way for first responders to know who you are, your pre-existing conditions, any allergies to medications, your primary contacts and more? EmergencyLink.com offers just such a service.

You sign up for free, register who you are, all your pre-existing conditions and contacts. Then they send you tags for your keychain so if you had a medical emergency and couldn’t communicate, the tag would allow people to know more about you at a glance.

I’ve signed up and also downloaded their free app to my Android. This is not just for old people. Anybody could be in an accident. Visit EmergencyLink.com and get it done today.

Editor’s note: This segment originally aired July 6, 2012.



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