The Mayor of Milton Keynes who suffers from a life threatening allergy was presented with medical ID jewellery used to help people with hidden conditions.
Councillor Brian White, who is allergic to penicillin, was given an ID bracelet by global charity MedicAlert. It o of an emergency by giving information such as blood type or advance decisions.
“I have been a member and supporter of MedicAlert since I was a child, almost 50 years ago,” said Mr White.
“The service that it provides gives my family and I reassurance that if I was ever in a position of not being able to speak to medics they would still recognise my allergy to penicillin which could kill me.
“For me, it’s an incredibly important charity and one more people should be aware of.”
MedicAlert has over 80,000 members across the UK all with a wide range of medical conditions and allergies.
In addition to the custom-made ID jewellery, detailed medical records are kept ensuring information can be accessed in an emergency, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world.
The charity also offers an emergency response in over 100 languages, helping its members no matter where they are.
Mark Rawden, CEO of MedicAlert said, “Whilst we offer a service 24/7 in the event of an emergency, as a charity our core ethos is about enabling people both young and old to live their life without limits.
“We want our members and potential members to know that whatever condition or allergy they might be living with, our ID jewellery is your safety net, to ensure you don’t have to worry should the worst happen.”
For more information about MedicAlert’s unique service or to make a donation please visit www.medicalert.org.uk, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 951045.