Typically, transplant recipients are more vulnerable to infection since they must take medicines that weaken the immune system for the purpose of preventing rejection of the donor organ. Wearing or carrying a Quoll Medical Alert digital device means you can keep the data surrounding your condition up to date 100% and in the event of a medical emergency, your paramedic, nurse or doctor will be able to access it immediately.
Doctors almost unanimously recommend that organ transplant patients equip themselves with a medical emergency device because of the high risk of infection. Depending on the type of emergency that occurs, the patient may be unable to communicate. Being able to access this critical data can literally save that person’s life.
*ATTENTION ORGAN DONORS*
Did you know that by wearing a Quoll Medical Alert device, in the event of your accidental/sudden death, identifying yourself as an organ donor can mean earlier harvesting and much greater viability of your organs?
In an emergency, communication of vital information is crucial!
First responders (ambulance, paramedics, police and other emergency situation attendees) are trained to look for a patient’s medical ID. Help them to help you (or your loved one who is an organ transplant patient).
Simply by wearing or carrying a Quoll Medical Alert device, the information will be instantly available. And not just medical information, but valuable data such as the patient’s name, address, next of kin and their contact details.
Medical emergencies that may be faced by organ transplant patients:
- In the event of an accident, you may require a blood transfusion or drugs that could go against the recommended course of treatment for your condition. Following a bone marrow transplant for example, patients must only receive irradiated blood products.
- Your list of medications and allergies must be readily accessible so that medical caregivers don’t inadvertently set back your recovery or the longevity of your donor organ.
- If you become sick and are unable to speak, your identification and next of kin’s contact details need to be instantly available.
- If you are found by a stranger in an unwell condition and can’t communicate, the very presence of your Quoll Medical Alert device will alert them to contact emergency medical services.
- In an ambulance or ER, a misdiagnosis based on unknown information can be life-threatening.
- Dialysis patients may need to alert attending physicians as to their condition so that needles are not used incorrectly and blood pressure cuffs are not used.
I was taken to hospital with severe heart pain. I am on multiple medications, the emergency doctors asked what medication was I on and I said I can’t remember them all. I told them I did have a photo on my phone but I wasn’t sure if it was up to date. They asked who my pharmacist was and phoned them for a list. This added an extra 20 minutes before anything could be done. Since this happened, I have researched medical alerts and found the Quoll Medical Alerts products to be the only device that could hold all my information as it was held on a QR code and only needs to be scanned by emergency services. I have ordered a bracelet and will feel so much more confident if something happens to me again where I need to receive medical assistance.
Our daughter gave us a pendant each. I think it is a fantastic gift as we would like to go on a holiday soon but have had some health issues of late.
One of the paramedics from Boonah ambulance station went into the post office to ask if they could give him some brochures for Quoll so he could give them out to, as he put it: “people at risk of needing an ambulance”. He had apparently gone to a callout and the patient was on so many medications, he was presented with two shopping bags of pills. The patient had only bought a Quoll pendant a week before the call to 000 and the paramedic was able to scan the pendant and get the medications he was actually taking. This made it very quick and easy for the paramedic. He told the staff at Boonah LPO that the Quoll products were, in his words: “bloody brilliant and the staff needed to push it to all of their customers” as it made his job so much easier.
I congratulate you on the idea behind your Quoll Medical pendant. I have received mine and am very happy with it, as is my wife, who worried about my having an accident on my cycling excursions as an eighty-year-old, and having no ID on me. Thanks again for an excellent product.
I love the medical necklace. It looks great in black and I also love the ability to enter my medical conditions & medications into the database. That’s something you can’t do with a plain medical necklace.
I am very happy, and feel good that if anything were to go wrong, I would have no problem, getting the correct help I require. I have one for my intellectually disabled daughter, and have given the information to my Doctor, who was very impressed. They have tried the scan to see how it works and we’re very pleased.