Frequently Asked Questions
I AM HEALTHY, WHY SHOULD I WEAR MEDICAL ID?
WILL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL FIND MY MEDICAL ID?
Emergency personnel are trained to search the personal belongings of anyone involved in an accident in order to identify that individual. Moreover, Mediband medical wristbands are easily noticed and colour coded to the wearer’s medical condition where appropriate. Mediband medical ID Wristbands are also marked with the star of life medical emblems and Mediband alert symbol which is universally known to caregivers and medical personnel. Best of all, Mediband med ids are not hidden in a wallet or purse ... they are in plain view, on your wrist.
WOULDN'T EMERGENCY ROOM PERSONNEL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN MY MEDICAL RECORDS FROM MY LOCAL HOSPITAL OR DOCTOR?
Yes, they probably can. But, it could take hours and if the request is made after office hours, your medical records would possibly not be retrieved until the next day. In an emergency situation, seconds count. That valuable time could make the difference between life and death.
WHAT SIZE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Depending on which Mediband medcial ID you are after, our products come in one or more of 4 sizes: Extra Large, Large, Medium and Small.
- Extra Large is our largest size measuring 8.66" (220 mm) around the Mediband.
- Large is our standard size and is ordered more often than the smaller wristband sizes. These wristbands are 7.9" (202 mm) in size.
- Medium wristbands are 7.1" (180 mm) in size. Medium wristbands are smaller in size and are recommended for children 12 years and under. Medium size wristbands will fit most primary school children.
- Small size are even smaller than Medium at 5.9" (150mm). These are recommended for children under 6 years of age.
If you are unsure of what size is right for you, this Wristband Sizing Worksheet will help you determine which to choose. Just print out the worksheet and use it for a measurement.
WHY ARE SOME MEDIBANDS ONLY AVAILABLE IN A PARTICULAR COLOUR?
This is because certain conditions are universally known by a particular colour. For example, blue for diabetes and red/orange for allergies. Mediband strives to maintain this "colour-coding" in most wristbands, so that medical workers, doctors, and of course, the general public, have an immediate visual awareness of the condition. However, Mediband also understands that style is also important, and that is why we also offer custom colour medical ID and other styles and colours. All feature the Mediband logo and the star of life emblem for easy recognition as a medical ID.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES MEDIBAND FROM ITS COMPETITORS?
Mediband prides itself, utmost in customer service and quality. Simply browse our customer testimonials and you'll begin to get a sense of our service quality.
HOW DO I ORDER?
It's easy. Simply browse our product catalogue using the links and categories on the website, or perform a search in the top right hand corner of the website for anything you are looking for. Once you've found the product you're after, add it to your shopping cart and check out when ready. Should you have any trouble, feel free to contact us so we can provide you assistance.
CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
Not to worry! You have 2 options to consider: Enquire with Mediband about adding your condition to our in-stock medical ID catalogue. Our catalogue is growing all the time and we'd love to hear your ideas.
Consider our Write-On silicone medical wristbands. Mediband Write-On wristbands allow you to write your medical details, phone numbers and other contact information on the special write on strip.