May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Spring has sprung.  And with it… allergy and asthma season!  Seasonal allergies and anaphylaxis are a hot topic at this time of year and this May the MedicAlert Foundation Canada is reminding Canadians to make sure they’re prepared in case of emergency.

To mark MedicAlert Month
MedicAlert is introducing a limited edition Roots Ladies Cuff in MedicAlert Signature Red. Made with genuine leather and featuring your choice of a sterling silver or stainless steel emblem. The cuff is available beginning May 1, 2012 while supplies last and starts at $49 visit for details.

How MedicAlert can help during an allergy emergency:
While it might not be possible to escape getting stung by a bee or having an anaphylactic reaction this spring, with MedicAlert it is possible for members to have a little less worry knowing that they have a voice, even if they can’t speak.

  • Only MedicAlert has a staff of medical professionals trained to analyze all of the health information provided and propose the critical elements to inscribe on the ID.  This ensures that the MedicAlert ID clearly communicates a member’s most important medical condition(s) or special needs.
  • Only MedicAlert goes beyond what’s engraved on the ID and is linked to a 24/7 hotline. This gives emergency responders immediate access to a member’s full medical profile – which could include any other allergens that the member may have sensitivity to, medications they could be taking, or other information that can be critical to their treatment.
  • Only MedicAlert provides a Family Notification service.  This ensures that, no matter where the member is, their loved ones will be kept up-to-date during an emergency and have peace of mind knowing they can depend on MedicAlert to be their loved one’s voice.