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  • Mediband Receives Finalist Nomination for the Premier’s NSW Export Awards

    Preventative Care medical ID bracelets, nsw export awards, medical alert braceletsSYDNEY – Wednesday 29 September, 2010 – Australian company, Mediband, developers of the Mediband range of medical ID wristbands and Mediband Plus medical information portal are pleased to announce that they have been selected as finalists in the Australian Institute of Export Premier's NSW Export Awards. The Premier’s NSW Export Awards are designed to showcase the State’s top exporters and by doing so, promote them as role models, encouraging other businesses to strive for the same levels of success in world markets.

    “It’s such an accolade to be nominated as a finalist in the Emerging Exporter category. We’re just thrilled to be selected as a finalist in such a prestigious awards program, which does so much to promote the achievements made by Australian companies in the ever increasing export marketplace,” commented Michael Randall, Managing Director and Co-founder of Mediband.

    “With so many Australians dying each year as a result of allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, heart attacks, incorrectly administered drugs and other preventable medical conditions, we feel sure that Mediband’s range of medical ID ‘alert’ products can go a small way to preventing deaths in Australia, but also in other countries around the world,” he added.

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  • LOOKING AFTER HEALTH NEEDS IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

    penicillin allergy braceletSharyn Huggett first heard about Mediband medical ID bracelets from her daughter who had purchased them for her son. Her daughter had searched online for an ID bracelet that would inform people of her son's allergies and Asthma. Mediband was the perfect answer allowing her not only to choose which colour she would like for her son, but also which conditions she would like to mention and even to include contact details if her son become poorly.

    Sharyn also suffers from allergies related to food and penicillin and often travels to England from Australia to visit her son and daughter in law. She decided to purchase a set of penicillin allergy bracelets by Mediband to offer her reassurance when she's so far from home. Continue reading

  • Wear Diabetes Bracelets this World Diabetes Day 14 November 2013

     

    diabetes bracelets for world diabetes dayToday is World Diabetes Day.

    According to Diabetes Australia, 280 people develop Diabetes every single day and over 1.5 million have the condition.

    Diabetes Australia will launch the National Diabetes Service Scheme media campaign to coincide today for World Diabetes Day.

    General Practitioner, Dr George Forgan-Smith said with more than 1 million already diagnosed, diabetes is now the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia.

    “Left untreated diabetes is associated with increased risk of heart, kidney and eye disease, stroke and even loss of limb secondary to its complications,“ Dr Forgan-Smith said.

    “Early detection and treatment of diabetes can reduce the risk of Continue reading

  • Medicine and business bands together

    What seemed like a good idea at the time has grown organically to become an all-encompassing (and still growing) business that saves lives, writes Dominique Bambino.

    Established in 2005, Mediband began in the spare bedroom of Michael Randall’s house. Like any entrepreneur, he faced some sleepless nights and drank a lot of coffee. However, the dedication slowly paid off: a year after the business launched Michael was able to move into a small office. A year later he moved into a larger one and it wasn’t long after that Mediband transformed from a promotional products supplier to a medical products supplier. There are currently two divisions: medical database and emergency medical access supplier. All divisions are still running at full steam. Continue reading

  • Victorian Sleep Scientist advocates wearing medical bands after close brush with death

    Breaking NewsChris Bunney knows the dangers associated with having a potentially fatal health condition. In 2009 he went to the gym at 7.24am. He left at 7.34am. For one hour and forty minutes he wandered around the nearby supermarket in a daze, unaware he was quickly heading towards a hypoglycaemic coma.

    When Chris collapsed on the floor on the supermarket, he had a lucky chance meeting with a stranger that recognised his Type 1 diabetic symptoms who called for an ambulance. Chris was so close to death that the paramedics took over an hour to stabilise him. Continue reading

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