MedicAlert Encourages Americans to ‘Put Your Purple On’ This Month and Raise Awareness for Today’s ‘Medical Mystery’

Today, May 16th serves as the 10th annual observance of World Lupus Day.

MedicAlert is proud to support Lupus Awareness Month during the month of May to help spread the word about this life-altering disease.

Getting your purple on today and throughout the month of May, is a great and easy way to help support and show encouragement to those living with Lupus disease.

Struggling with the pain, fatigue and restraint commonly associated with Lupus, can be overwhelming and worrisome if every in a situation where you are unresponsive.

More than Just a Medical ID Bracelet- MedicAlert is your 24/7 Emergency Support Network

MedicAlert Foundation serves as your voice should you (or a loved one) become disoriented or unable to respond to emergency/medical personnel.

“While unconscious, the Paramedics used my MedicAlert bracelet to save my life.”

During a fishing venture with her husband James and their daughter; Sydney lost her balance inside the boat, causing her to fall into the below 50 degree water.

She began to lose all strength after being separated from her lifejacket. After 45 minutes of treading water, James was able to get her back into the boat. Sydney doesn’t remember much after being pulled into the boat.

 “By the time I got to the hospital, the doctor was ready for me and knew what to give me,” adding, “When I regained consciousness at the hospital, the doctor commented about MedicAlert and how much information he got.”

For Coleman, who joined MedicAlert just two months before the incident, she is a firm believer in MedicAlert services stating, “I’m glad you were there for me. I really appreciate what you did. You were awesome and saved my life.”

MedicAlert Medical ID’s and 24/7 Emergency Response

If you or a loved one is living with Lupus disease, allow MedicAlert to work for you in your time of need. In the event of an emergency; your medical ID will allow first responders to immediately connect with your accurate health history, allowing them to provide you with quick and proper care.

Wearing medical identification that is backed by a trusted service, allows first responders to give you exceptional medical treatment without hesitation. In addition to our live 24/7 emergency response service, MedicAlert does provide a 24/7 Family Notification Service which works to reunite our members with their family and friends. In the event of an emergency, we will contact your loved ones, ensuring you are not alone during your emergency. 

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MedicAlert protects the health and well-being of millions of members worldwide through our trusted emergency support network. We educate emergency responders and medical personnel - our partners in everyday emergency situations. And we communicate your health information, your wishes, and your directives to ensure you receive the best care possible.