As I do more and more hacking out, I’m starting to think that I’d like one of those bracelets that gives your basic contact info and emergency contact info. Luckily, I don’t have any allergies or medications that a first responder would need to know about, but I’d still like the fiance to know if I’m being trucked to the hospital. My information is on file with the barn, obviously, but that takes precious minutes to find and isn’t always the first thought.
I don’t know if I’ll ever event again, but if I do, I’d also rather have one of the bracelets than that #@!$#@% armband, which always slips or leaves marks on my arm for hours afterward. Something about the shape (or lack thereof…) of my bicep makes them a terrible fit.
As best I can tell, there are two major outlets to get these bracelets from.
Here’s the big advantage to these: they have an ID on the back of the clasp that sends first responders to a website where they can get more complete medical information. I don’t necessarily have more medical information to share right now – but it’s not out of the question that I would in the future.
Does anyone have one of these bracelets? Which one do you have? Did you debate between them? What are the pros and cons of each?