Anticoagulants, such as Warfarin, edoxaban and apixaban are prescribed to help prevent blood clots. They are also known as blood thinners (although technically they don't actually thin it, instead they stop the actual blood clots from forming quickly)
Blood clots are necessary as wounds won't heal without them, but some blood clots can be a danger to life. Blood clots in the brain lead to a stroke, if they are formed in the lungs pulmonary embolisms can occur and cardiac arrests if they are produced in the heart.
People prescribed Anticoagulants need to be regularly tested and monitored because if you end up bleeding too easily then this is potentially just as dangerous as the blood clots themselves.
Taking all of that into consideration, carrying an Anticoagulant Therapy Medical ID Card is a must for anyone who is prescribed Anticoagulants as it is vital that first responders are made aware of this before any treatment is started. Our cards give all the information needed and will be able to do the talking for you if you are unable to.
The cards measure 86mm by 54mm which is the same as a credit card (3.38 inches by 2.13 inches) so will fit easily into a purse or wallet.