What are you hiding?

PUBLISHED: 15:34 28 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:06 06 May 2010

You look ok, but have angina, diabetes, heart problems, allergies or a pacemaker perhaps? You are unconscious after an accident in the home or outside, so how will the paramedics know - three questions, two answers. Firstly, the message in a bottle brough

You look ok, but have angina, diabetes, heart problems, allergies or a pacemaker perhaps? You are unconscious after an accident in the home or outside, so how will the paramedics know - three questions, two answers. Firstly, the message in a bottle brought to the area by Biggleswade Sandy Lions, available from surgeries, chemists, libraries and the CAB. The bottle, kept in your fridge door contains a form filled in by you with a pen, giving your medical information which paramedics need to treat you properly and safely. They know it is there, because of the green cross stickers on your fridge door and facing your front door. The second answer for those who get about - a MedicAlert bracelet costing £19.95 plus the first years membership of £20. It can be free to those on limited income. On the back of the bracelet is your personal number, your main medical conditions and an emergency telephone number. This gives 24 hours a day access to more detailed information, any drug therapy, your doctor and next of kin. For information visit their website www.medicalert.org.uk. This independent registered charity is supported by Lions. For information about Biggleswade Sandy Lions, ring Roger Wolburn on 1462 814967.

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