Do you carry any tag or card with you that tells your Blood group in case of any

Blood group tag - It could be the vital life saver.
By Bala
@balasri (26546)
India
March 14, 2009 9:35pm CST
emergency.I don't mean to be gloomy.But isn't it a wise thing considering the family which depends on us?
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• United States
15 Mar 09
That really is true we should. To be honest I didnt even know what type I was till I had emergency c-section and lost 2x the blood I should have and had to have transfusion
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
We all learn from our bad experiences.Why to wait for the crisis.Hope you know your blood group now.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
Right.Time is golden at the time of emergencies.
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Yes, I have my blood type on my drivers license. I also have a living will and it also has my blood type on it too.
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@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 09
I never knew that, they don't do that in the UK, have your blood type on your driving licence, I wonder why, because that would be very very useful. Well you learn something new every day!
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
Great idea stephcjh.It is very wise of the Government to implement this system.
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@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
15 Mar 09
I am ashamed to say that I dont even know my own blood group. It is a good idea though. By the time hospitals check for your blood group for a life saving transfusion it could be too late. I think it is about time that I did find out what it is and write it on my drivers licence. :-)
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
Pleas do that.We do not know how these small things will go a ling way in helping us in a big way.Meanwhile I wish a a very healthy and happy life.
@zhuhuifen46 (3484)
• China
15 Mar 09
It is a practice in some of the developed countries. When my ex company was set up in the 80s, we made cards for the expatriates, listing out their ID data, including the blood type. It is a good way for first aid medical care, esp. when encountering an accident, and it is also useful for old people, who might not be clear about their personal data due to certain diseases. I might as well prepare a card for myself and for my family members.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
I am happy that my discussion is of some use.
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@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Oh yes. I agree. We never know what can happen as we cannot control everything or everybody we everyday or even events we are involved in and it is always advisable to be ready in case of any emergency. I do have a card in my wallet which shows my blood type but I hope that i will never be in such a situation where information regarding my blood type would be the very vital in whether I live or die.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
I too sincerely hope so.
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@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 09
Ironically I answered a discussion yesterday about carrying id with me wherever I go, and I do I carry my driving licence, however in answer to your question no, I don't carry a card with my blood group on it. And to be honest I have never even thought about it until I came across your discussion, but you are right, it's not being gloomy it's being practical and if you have dependents it is important for them. You never what might happen or what's around the corner.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
In this chaotic world Wolfie.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Yes, you are very right in saying that it's a wise thing to be carrying something that reveals this type of information. The embarrassing aspect from my end though is that to be honest, I'm not even sure what my own blood type IS! It's written down somewhere, but I have no idea off the top of my head! Now that I think about it, how ridiculous! I think I'll be calling my Mother very soon to find out. It's a good thing you started a discussion like this one then, bala.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
Thanks James.Here I am the one who accompany all my relatives who come from my home town to the doctors in my city.I used to be familiar with the basic formalities in a clinic.Moreover I always keep the medical records of mine and family up to date.May be a habit.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
15 Mar 09
The office where i am employed, has given an id card that we carry around all the while with us, which mentions the blood group.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
I am a kind of happy and pleased to know that.
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@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
15 Mar 09
It actually is a wise thing :). I don't do it myself and I should. I have a rare blood type and it would help for the emergency personnel to know what it is in advance. I am sure they give you a blood test to be absolutely sure what your type really is. For a long time, I always thought I was an O positive. Turns out I am O negative. Yeah, I think they would have to test your blood anyway just in case the card is wrong.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
A small tag or card inside our purse could be our life saver.
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@lynnchua (3415)
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Hi Bala, thanx for sharing that, I've never think of that before and I think I will do that.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Mar 09
Please do that Lynnchua.It is not a hard thing to do.
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
16 Mar 09
Hmmmmmm Nope i dont think i carry any such thing though its important and helpful
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
Very important Cupid
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
17 Mar 09
Yeah U R right i will make sure to have it on some card thanks, take care
@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Mar 09
You too cupid.
@Beenice (237)
• Canada
10 Jun 09
I never taught of that, before. But yes it would be a good thing to do. Even if I know mine by heart.
@balasri (26546)
• India
11 Jun 09
That is one way of being nice to you Benice.
@bjcyrix (6907)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
Nope, I dont carry any of that those kinds of cards. I used to not use a wallet but later on I found it to be useful. Of course not because I dont have that many cash or bills but because of the official receipts, concert tickets or exam permits. By putting them in my wallet I wont lose them.LOL What I have on my wallet is one credit card that my mom gave me which I really dont use. A calendar, 75cents that I found someplace, a 3D calendar card with the images of Jesus, Mary and the Last Supper. That's about it. I wanted to put in Blood/Organ Donor card but I kinda lost that card I found from a magazine. Maybe when I find one again Ill detach it, fill it in and put it in my wallet.
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Apr 09
That is a good decision Bjcyrix.
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@littleowl (7157)
18 Mar 09
Hi bala, yes it is responsible to do that but I have never thought about it, maybe it is something to think about and do as you never know if you may need it, I don't think you are being morbid about this subject it is just sensible to think about...littleowl
@messageme (2821)
• United States
16 Mar 09
i'm supose to carry a card that says I have had blood clots in case of emergency, but I never do. I don't even know what I did with the card. Oops
@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Mar 09
It is easy to know my friend.
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Hi balasri. I don't carry one with me but after reading your post, it made me realize that I should. Thank you so much for this discussion.
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
I am very happy that most of my friends here do like my advice and willing to have the details with them in the future.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
I find that to be very wise. However, its easy to get once blood type. I think it is still a procedure in any hospital to get the patient's correct blood type especially in cases of emergency.
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
The idea is to have it readily available to cut down the precious time spent on lab.
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
I have a medical card that I have in my wallet that tells what my blood type is :D I think it's wise that I actually have it, just for emergency purposes. However, I'm not sure if people will actually find it! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
In case of emergency the medical personal or police search through the purse or wallet only for these kind of vital malformations.So do not worry they will find it.But I sincerely wish that kind of emergency never comes to you and wish you all the best of health always.
@sharay (2769)
• India
15 Mar 09
Whenever we go out, we go out as a family, me, my hubby and my daughter and i know how important it is to carry such a card which lets others know a few details of us during emergency situations...but then, donno why i am still not practising it, i will try to do it....
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
A very small piece of card may worth priceless.Please do it.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Yes, I carry a red cross card with me in my purse in case of emergency. Is important to have proper identification in case a person is unconscious.
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Mar 09
I am happy that you are well equipped for an emergency.But I sincerely wish that no such emergencies should ever come to you.