iPhone Medical ID - #TechTipTuesday

In Case Of An Emergency

You are taking the dog for a walk. The route you typically go takes you near a busy intersection. It's a Friday, and you can sense that drivers and pedestrians alike are itching to start their weekend. As the light turns, you see the walk sign appear. Just then a car whips through the intersection, T-boning a blue sedan that had begun to go straight through the green light. 

Traffic comes to a halt, and everyone around you freezes. You tell a stranger to hold on to the leash, and you run to the cars to see if anyone is hurt. As you approach the T-boned car you look in the driver's window to find a middle aged woman, unconscious with blood coming from her head. You scream to the person holding your dog to call 911, and then call out to the woman. She's unresponsive. 

You see her iPhone on the passenger's side floor, and run to the other side of the car to grab it. From there you press the home button, and then the word "emergency". There you see a "medical ID" button.

Her name's Maria, she's 47 years old. She has no known allergies, is an organ donor, and her blood type is O+. You scan the information, and call out her name, there's no response. You press the name Manny, listed as her husband in her emergency contacts. 

You tell Manny that his wife was just in a car accident, and that the paramedics were on the way. Just then Maria comes to, she's dazed and in shock. You tell her your name, and that help is on the way. You say you have Manny on the phone, and you give the phone over to Maria. She walks away with a concussion and a few stitches, but will forever remember you and your ability to comfort her by knowing how to get to her emergency contact information.  

A Medical ID could save a life. It's important to set up yours on your iDevice today, and know how to access it from a device's lock screen. 

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