Why should someone with stents, shunts and/or pins wear a MedicAlert medical ID ?
In a medical emergency, paramedics and doctors need to be aware of any implanted devices in your body. Knowing this information is critically important to determine if you can receive certain diagnostic tests such as MRIs, CT scans and x-rays. Having your MedicAlert ID can also speed you through airport security without issues. Your complete MedicAlert profile will store important information about your device including manufacturer, serial number and model in the event that your doctors need more information. Sign Up
How does MedicAlert work for people with stents, shunts and/or pins?
Your MedicAlert medical ID bracelet is just what it sounds like: a medical alert to any paramedics or doctors who might be trying to save you in an emergency. Awareness of your condition can save you when every second counts.
Doctors often recommend that people wear an official MedicAlert ID bracelet. As a charity, we’ve been the trusted emergency information experts in Canada for over 55 years. Only MedicAlert ensures your bracelet is custom engraved in standard medical language reviewed by MedicAlert's medically trained specialists, and includes a 24/7 hotline to answer emergency questions from paramedics and emergency responders.
In fact, your MedicAlert medical ID works even when you're traveling. Our exclusive hotline specialists pick up the phone to take calls from paramedics in over 140 languages.
What types of medical IDs does MedicAlert have?
Your MedicAlert ID can be a bracelet, necklace, watch, wristband, and more. Our materials include gold, silver, stainless steel, and more. Browse our styles of MedicAlert ID jewellery for men, women and children.