The National Kidney Foundation provides medical identification jewelry, free of charge, to patients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. These individuals depend on the jewelry to speak for them in an emergency when they are unable to communicate their specific health needs. Information included on these bracelets includes the patient's name, address, drug allergies, and other specifics regarding their condition. This service is especially vital for the high number of dialysis patients who also suffer from diabetes. Requests are processed through patients' social workers. For more information on obtaining a free medical ID bracelet, please contact your social worker.
Medical identification (ID) Jewelry for patients on dialysis or transplant recipients