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 Post subject: Bilingual medical ID
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:16 pm 
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Upon our return from Mexico I started thinking about ordering my son a medical ID in Spanish or a bilingual one.

Does anyone have any experience with this approach?

I'm guessing I can get anything I want engraved on a bracelet so would just write the text in Spanish rather than English.

Welcome comments and/or advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Bilingual medical ID
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Interesting point. I hadn't thought of that. If we were to travel to a non English speaking area, I might feel the need to look into getting a billingual one. However, I personally woudn't bring the kids to a non English speakng area as I would neither be able to ask all the necessary questions re cross contamination at restaurants nor read ingredient labels comfortably in a grocery store.

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 Post subject: Re: Bilingual medical ID
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Location: Ottawa
If you have a MedicAlert bracelet, iyou have access to the 24/7 hotline for emergency health care providers in 140 languages.

As far as restaurant cards go, several websites offer links
http://www.avoidingmilkprotein.com/cards.htm
http://www.faiusa.org/?page_ID=D52D2E0F ... C23A000523

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