After an organ transplant, the hospital may recommend that you purchase some type of medical identification jewelry.
This will insure that if you are found during a medical crisis, and cannot communicate your health history, your hospital can be contacted immedicately for guidance.
Suggested Wording for Lung Transplant Patients
s/p Lung Transplant
Hospital Name Hospital Phone Number
Ask for the
Medical Identification Jewelry Suppliers
American Medical Identifications
- 1-800-363-5985 or http://www.americanmedical-id.com
- $21.95 – $189.95
- Access to your complete medical information 24 hrs/day
- Bracelets and necklaces
- 1-800-360-8680 or http://www.laurenshope.com
- Available in sterling silver with crystals or beads
If you choose to use Medic Alert, please note that they will not engrave the hospital’s direct contact information on the jewelry. Rather, they will engrave their phone number and charge a yearly fee to maintain your information, including the hospital contact information.
Image courtesy of American Medical.