Each year, about 2 to 3 million people in the United States will need to take a blood thinning medication. Blood thinners are life-saving medication that help blood flow smoothly and prevent a blood clot. This type of medication can be taken orally or administered intravenously. Anticoagulants are a type of blood thinner and examples of those commonly used are Warfarin (generic name), Coumadin, Eliquis, Xarelto, and Jantoven.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS take blood thinners to prevent the formation of blood clots and stroke, including many people who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder.

Yet despite the ability of anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clots and stroke, these drugs carry serious risks, too, including life-threatening bleeding. Analysis by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices found that the Food and Drug Administration received nearly 34,765 adverse drug event reports last year for anticoagulants taken orally; that included nearly 3,000 deaths and more than 9,500 adverse events – like hemorrhaging, or bleeding, in the head – severe enough to require hospitalization.

If people on blood thinners wear medical ID jewelry, Will be a very necessary and correct choice,so that emergency responders and medical doctors know how to best treat you in an emergency, or if you can’t share your medical history yourself. It is important that they not only work as quickly as possible to stop any life-threatening bleeding, but also that they understand you are at risk for blood clots.

Medical alert jewelry is a simple tool to effectively communicate the presence of medical conditions and medications such as blood thinners.