Lions Clubs International British Isles has worked in partnership with MedicAlert for 55 years.
For children with underlying medical conditions who are at school, membership of the MedicAlert Early Start Programme can give peace mind to parents and carers by providing early identification of potential treatment risks to medical personnel.
Lions Clubs support the sponsoring of children on the Early Start Programme. The cost of £300 covers free annual membership for a vulnerable child until their 10th birthday.
Membership provides each child with a personal electronic record that stores secure information including their comprehensive medical history, directives or precautions. This allows for fast and accurate first care decisions in an emergency, as the full record can be accessed via a 24/7 emergency phone line.
Each child also receives their first item of MedicAlert jewellery free of charge. This is engraved with their comprehensive medical information, MedicAlert’s emergency phone line, and their unique membership number. As a result, paramedics and their first responders can access the child’s electronic record without delay.