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2006-08-08 5:59 PM

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How many actually use this. Or is this an item that is on the impulse rack near checkout?


2006-08-08 6:03 PM
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Have it.  Use it.  Wife is HAPPY I HAVE and USE it.

If you're in a wreck and unable to communicate, the EMT's know who to call. 

2006-08-08 6:05 PM
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Both my girlfriend and I have it and use it. I think it's worth the money.
2006-08-08 6:10 PM
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Wife and I both use.
2006-08-08 6:11 PM
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I wear the dog tag style on a neck chain all the time.

 

2006-08-08 6:38 PM
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Dog-tag type here as well. Use it 100% of the time running, biking, and OWS.


2006-08-08 6:40 PM
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I have the ankle kind:  it has my name & DOB, who to call, medical info, then "all prayers welcome!" 

 Most of the time I even remember to wear it...

 

 

 

 

2006-08-08 6:41 PM
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DH and I both have the wrist ID's.... Both have the other's cell on it... figure if the EMT's find me in a ditch, and call his cell, they'll locate him in the ditch next to me...... or at least one of us will speak for the other.....  But never run/bike without them.  DH even swims with his sometimes.
2006-08-08 6:46 PM
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Perfect! just wanted to know. I think its a great idea.

Thanks

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2006-08-08 7:20 PM
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I have the ankle ID and use it. Girlfriend is happy I have it, nervous I may need it...its good for blood type and any strange medical conditions you have, also its VERY stylish!!!
2006-08-08 7:24 PM
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Dog Tag user here.

As an MD, I don't recommend blood type unless you have extra room. If you need blood ASAP, you'll get Type O. If you need blood, but not ASAP, they'll have time to type it, and the blood bank will not release it without being typed.

But of course, if you do have room on the tag and don't have to fit in a list of meds/allergies, then by all means include it.

I won a gift cert at a race, and got a 10% discount from an Activa ad, so look around. Maybe there is a BT discount? You type in your coupon code at checkout online.


2006-08-08 7:28 PM
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Dog tag style here as well.  Agree with Adventurebear on the blood type thing.  I put my doc's name, number, power of attorney and my wife's cell on mine.

Never bike, run, or OWS without it.

2006-08-08 7:29 PM
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AdventureBear - 2006-08-08 7:24 PM Dog Tag user here. As an MD, I don't recommend blood type unless you have extra room. If you need blood ASAP, you'll get Type O. If you need blood, but not ASAP, they'll have time to type it, and the blood bank will not release it without being typed. But of course, if you do have room on the tag and don't have to fit in a list of meds/allergies, then by all means include it. I won a gift cert at a race, and got a 10% discount from an Activa ad, so look around. Maybe there is a BT discount? You type in your coupon code at checkout online.

 

I'm O-Neg.  If I'm going to need blood at any point, I want to give them advance notice so they can have my special order in the chute! 

Plus there was plenty of room on the tag anyway.

 

2006-08-08 7:32 PM
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Wrist ID. NKDA. Organ donor.

Edited: I wear this because I'm in a very rural area, and end up on a lot of VERY lonely roads on the bike and on foot. I'm not sure if everyone needs to have one of these, but I feel better with it.

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2006-08-08 7:32 PM
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Not sure if I'll get a clear answer but should Ontario residents have their OHIP# on their roadID?
2006-08-08 7:45 PM
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jknapman - 2006-08-08 7:32 PM Not sure if I'll get a clear answer but should Ontario residents have their OHIP# on their roadID?

Don't know what it is, but if it helps identify you to medical personnel, put in on.

I wear mine on my wrist. 



2006-08-08 8:05 PM
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I used a vending machine for pet tags while you wait.  $5.00

2006-08-08 8:09 PM
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ankle thingie here.  Mimics a chip strap, so why not?  Makes for funky tan lines too.   I can't have an MRI, so I put that on there along with name, dob (year only), and contact names/numbers.  
2006-08-08 8:39 PM
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Ankle strap ID here.

One of the best things especially since I commute to work by bike and run when I travel for work.
2006-08-08 8:55 PM
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have it, use it. contact numbers, drug allergies, and "try-ing"
2006-08-08 11:04 PM
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Dog tag RoadID here too, with the Marathon Creed on the back, I love it!
FYI - don't know about the dog tag vending machine but my dog's tags from those machines are cheapo and I have to replace them annually.
However, you can stop in at your local Army/Navy store and have a burn the authentic ones for you, just be sure to ask for stainless steel chain!


2006-08-09 4:27 AM
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I use it everytime I go out for a bike or a run.  It is a piece of mind knowing that if something should happen to me at least they contact someone faster.  I saw a guy wearing one at the gym and thought it was even a good idea there in case one were to keel over. 
2006-08-09 5:52 AM
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interesting idea. never heard of them before but think they're worth an investigation. hope they ship abroad! lol

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2006-08-09 6:31 AM
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BF got me the ankel one for Christmas, and got a wrist one for himself as well. Being diabetic, I like having something that spells it out. I wear my Medic Alert bracelet at all times (can't seem to get the fecker off anyways- they adult proofed it), but having the Road ID is nice as well. I just have my Name, where I live, home phone, dad's cell phone, then NKA- Diabetic T1, and then Insulin Pump.

I wore it a lot when I was abroad, simply because no one knew about my condition and I was traveling alone most of the time. Sometimes I wore it, othertimes I had it clipped to my treking pack.
2006-08-09 6:31 AM
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max - 2006-08-08 7:11 PM

I wear the dog tag style on a neck chain all the time.

 

Same here. The dog tag style is more comfortable for me. Also take every opportunity to let your emerg services friends know that you wear it and remind them to check victims for ID. They will tend to look for aller/meds bracelets but not necessarily dog tags on a chain or laced in a running shoe.
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