What to put on a customized medical bracelet to save your life.

Include all critical medical information
1. Allergies: NO PCN, NO SHELLFISH, NO MORPHINE, NO NUTS, NO LATEX, NO SULFA
2. Taking Medications: ON BLOOD THINNER, INSULIN PUMP, ON PREDNISONE, ON CELLCEPT
3. Medical conditions: DIABETES 2, PACEMAKER-NO MRI, CABG, LYMPHEDEMA: L-ARM NO BP/IV, AFIB 
4. Phone numbers are only used after the emergency since EMT's and doctors are too busy to call.
5. Names and phone numbers are important for Alzheimer's patients. Not critical for everyone else.

Paramedics require readable ID Tags with fewer lines.
We spoke to paramedics and EMT's all across America and they told us they want larger text and fewer lines so they can easily read your ID Tag... "at night, in the rain and with a flashlight". If it doesn't pass that test, it's useless. After all, they only have seconds to read your ID Tag, and can't rely on a magnifying glass!

Our ID Tags are designed to be more readable to save your life.
In response to paramedics and EMT's, we limit all ID Tags to 4 lines and in most cases 18 characters per line (smaller ID Tags are more restricted). This promotes larger, more readable text so emergency responders will clearly understand all of your medical information. See abbreviations to say more, and say it faster! 
 
Get more help at: Beginners and Abbreviations 
 
Deep Diamond Etch for long lasting text.
Because it's important to put the most critical medical information on your medical bracelet ID tag, we provide high quality, "Diamond Etch" engraving that cuts deeply into the stainless steel to provide a long lasting message. For information on ID Plates, go to: ID Plates-Tags.
 
Other Engraving Suggestions:
1. For Lymphedema, indicate which arm or leg is at risk. For a two line example: “RIGHT ARM: NO NEEDLES/BP” or for a one line version: "R-ARM: NO IV/BP". Use abbreviations where possible.
2. Do not engrave your Social Security number.
3. Consider adding your name only after all vital medical information is first conveyed and you have the extra room available.
4. In case of emergency number: “ICE: 888-888-8888”. Make sure the person at this number is aware of all of medical issues and is carrying a copy of your Medical Information Card.
5. If it won't fit on the plate: "See Med Card" — but do not rely on this since your wallet or purse may not be found in situations such as auto accidents. Try to get all vital information on the plate first.
6. Check your spelling carefully. Custom engraved plates are not refundable.