- For the last 40 years Lions Clubs International and MedicAlert have been working together to give people the protection needed to live life to the full. The MedicAlert Foundation is a registered charity that provides a life-saving identification system for people with hidden medical conditions and allergies.
- MedicAlert, founded in America in 1956 by Dr M Collins after his daughter almost died following an allergic reaction to the horse serum used in routine tetanus antitoxin test, was brought to the UK as a special project of the British Isles & Ireland Lions Clubs in the early 1960's. Today MedicAlert is a non-profit making, registered charity that works independently with the invaluable support of Lions.
- Lions support MedicAlert by distributing leaflets and posters to doctor's surgeries, pharmacies and hospital waiting rooms as well as actively promoting the organisation within the community and where possible provide people on limited income with sponsored membership.
For more information go to http://medicalert.org.uk