The MedicAlert Foundation was founded as a charity in 1956 by Dr. Marion and Chrissie Collins to protect their 14-year-old daughter and others. She was given a dose of tetanus antitoxin during treatment and went into near-fatal anaphylactic shock. Luckily, she survived. He then pinned a paper label ‘allergic to tetanus toxoid’ to her coat until she got so fed up with it that he developed the first MedicAlert bracelet. The rest, as they say, is history…….
As a charity, MedicAlert is the UK’s market leader in medical ID services and is unique in its approach. Their only motivation is to do it right and help as many people as possible. They provide access to vital medical information in an emergency to anyone living with a medical condition, allergy, or other health need.