If You’re Not Wearing a Medical ID Bracelet, You Need to Be

We get it. There’s nothing cute about a medical ID bracelet. But if you’re someone living with a rare condition like hemophilia, it becomes less a fashion accessory, and more a fashion necessity.

One woman shares the inspiration behind her own bracelet:

My big brother passed away in a car accident, bleeding to death because paramedics couldn’t properly help him…. My brother had hemophilia, and because the paramedics didn’t know, they weren’t able to help. It was an avoidable tragedy.

Ever since, she’s encouraged people with hemophilia and other rare diseases to wear medical ID bracelets. She especially encourages parents to make sure their children are wearing one at all times.

And thankfully, what once used to be a bland, boring bracelet has upgraded into fashionable bracelets and necklaces; silver or gold; all colors of the rainbow. If you’re active, they even come in a silicone band, easy enough to throw on with any jersey.

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With those options, you can seriously work it AND be safe! Source: www.giphy.com

There are definitely some fun options available, so for anyone with hemophilia or another rare disease reading this, check out some choices and read more here!

Remember that protecting your health never goes out of fashion.

Winnie Nash

Winnie Nash

Winnie Nash, born and bred in Charleston, South Carolina, likes to think she’s sweet as tea. Passionate for people, stories, and a little bit of glitter, she has an especially soft spot for patients and their journeys. A writer with true disdain for clichés, Winnie catches every detail of a story—intently listening—craving the next word. Some may call it nosiness, but to her, it’s just wholesome curiosity.

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