Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lauren's Hope Jewelry

Those of you who follow my blog regularly, know that I had a pulmonary embolism (blood clot that went to my lung) this summer. It wasn't the first clot I've had. I have a genetic clotting disorder that makes me more prone to develop life-threatening blood clots. In fact, further bloodwork revealed I may have a second clotting disorder, a lupus anticoagulant, as well. Because of the disorders and the fact that I've developed a number of clots, my doctor has put me on blood thinners and I'll most likely have to continue taking them for the rest of my life. 

Blood thinners could save my life. Of course, they could also kill me if I was ever badly injured, as I could bleed to death. This is why I went online and searched for medical ID bracelets. My doctor recommended I wear one so medical personnel would be aware of my condition should (God forbid) I ever get in an accident and end up unconscious.

Most of the sites I looked at offered plain, silver link bracelets with plain, silver tags. They were not something I wanted to wear for a day, let alone the rest of my life. I started having second thoughts about my medical alert jewelry idea. Then I found Lauren's Hope. They offer medical alert jewelry in a zillion different designs for men, women and children. The only drawback is that you'll have a tough time choosing between their cute, creative, beautiful, fun, and flirty designs. And Lauren's Hope has even taken care of that problem with their interchangeable tags! You can easily remove the tag and attach it to different bands!

The wide variety of styles at Lauren's Hope is especially awesome for kids! If you have a child with autism, diabetes, or a life-threatening allergy, medical alert jewelry can give you great piece of mind. But it only works if your child actually wears it. And if they think the jewelry is stupid and ugly, they won't want to wear it. From cute bracelets to popular silicone bands to dog tags, and more, you're sure to find something your child will love!

I especially love the fact that Lauren's Hope was founded in 1994 by two women. Originally, they sold their mother's bracelets at craft fairs. What started out as a "fun little business" has now grown into a thriving enterprise that offers an incredible selection of jewelry that is both functional and fashionable. I just love stories about women who start up a little business that takes off into more than they ever dreamed of! In fact, Lauren's Hope has even donated over $100,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

If you or a loved one has a condition like: diabetes, pacemaker, food allergy, Penicillin allergy, bee sting allergy, allergic to contrast dye, on blood thinners, gastric bypass patient, Alzheimer's, cancer, asthma, stroke, autism, organ transplant, seizure disorder, manic depressive, on multiple medications or any other chronic medical conditions, you should really consider getting a medical ID bracelet for them. My friend who is an EMT says that's the first thing they look for. Having this essential information about health problems can help medical professionals take care of you/save your life.

Right now, Lauren's Hope is offering my readers a discount just in time for Christmas! (These would make terrific presents, btw!) Just enter the promo code:  6PACK to enjoy 10% off now until December 31, 2012!


Stressed Out said...

This is awesome! I have a daughter who needs a medical alert bracelet, but her wrist is a little larger than your average woman's. As a nurse, I know how important it is for her to have that information on her at all times, especially since she was a passenger in an auto accident this last year. These are just the ticket! And the icing on the cake is my two younger daughters' names are Lauren and Hope - how cool is that?

Korinthia said...

This is great! When my daughter was diagnosed with a nut allergy when she was four we got her a bracelet from Lauren's Hope that was just beautiful. And of course we have since lost it. This may be a good opportunity to finally get her a new one. Thanks, Dawn!

Unknown said...

Wow-1st of all, I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog one day, bc I've been reading ever since. I'm sorry you have to deal w blood thinners, I was on them for only 2 weeks and that drove me nuts. I just recently had open heart surgery and I think I'd love one of those bracelets. Thank you for the recommendation!!

Patty said...

Thank you for posting this. None of us have any serious medical conditions necessitating a bracelet, however my son has developmental delays and is currently non-verbal, and we were just discussing having something for him. Thanks for reminding me to do this!!!

Unknown said...

I attend many diabetic related trade shows for work, and I have seen their items in person. You know the jewlery is beautiful when you don't have a medical condition and still want to get a bracelet! Very pretty id tags. Glad you found them, Dawn!

Geev said...

Thank you! I have RH- blood and have been told repeatedly to wear a bracelet but haven't because they seemed so *bleck*. I know it's vain and stupid of me, but these bracelets are so super cute there's no excuse. I also read through their blog and the first responders article were the fire fighter said his wife wears one even though she has no medical problems but just for identification and ICE. I think my kids are going to get a bracelet too now!!

Unknown said...

These are really cute! My special needs daughter will love these..thanks for sharing :)

Tracy S said...

I have a very similar looking bracelet (from a different site). When I found out I had a clotting disorder (opposite of yours--I clot slow) and had to wear a bracelet, I wanted it to be pretty and not stand out too much, but yet, be something a medic would see. I love mine and it could save my life, so win-win! :)

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