For your child’s medical safety, the St. Jude Hematology staff recommends that you obtain a medical alert bracelet that your child can wear at all times. In an emergency, the bracelet will alert urgent care providers to your child’s medical condition and increased risk of bleeding.
What should be included on the bracelet?
Please include “Bleeding Disorder” and the universal medical alert symbol. The bracelet should be worn at all times. If you do not want a bracelet, you can have the same information put on dog tags or an ankle bracelet.
Where can I obtain a medical alert bracelet?
St. Jude provides medical alert bracelets for patients with bleeding disorders, or you can purchase a bracelet from many internet sites. If your child needs a medical alert bracelet and you would like St. Jude to provide it, please talk to your nurse case manager.
If you have questions about medical alert bracelets, call your case manager or the Bleeding Disorder and Thrombophilia Program in St. Jude Hematology at 901-595-5027. If you are outside the Memphis area, dial toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833), extension 5027.
This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.
St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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