Parents are always keen to ensure the safety of their children at all times, and when your child suffers from a medical condition or allergy, this becomes even more important.

Nicky and Rich Marshall, who live in York, both understand the peace of mind a medical ID bracelet can offer. Their son, 10 year old Owen, suffers from allergies to peanuts, dust mites and tree pollens. Nicky performed an internet search and came across the UK Mediband site.

As part of Owen’s condition, he carries epi-pens, but has recently come to an age where he goes out more frequently on his own. He also has a number of sporting interests which means he is regularly left in the care of teachers and coaches, and needs to communicate his allergies.

Rich Marshall comments: “Owen suffered one severe reaction a few years ago but we have, thankfully, been able to manage his condition extremely well since. He goes out and about with his friends during school holidays, and has also recently been on several residential school trips, where he is away from us for several nights at a time. Wearing a Mediband has provided us with reassurance that if something should happen, his condition can easily be identified. From Owen’s point of view, he has much more freedom, and the Mediband is subtle enough to be ‘cool’ in Owen’s eye, which is crucial!”

Mediband is a leading medical ID device producer for a number of allergies, food intolerances, and health conditions like diabetes and asthma. If the patient is wearing a Mediband indicating their condition, vital time can be gained and suitable treatment can be administered quickly.

Wristbands are available in a range of colours, styles and sizes, as well as a wallet card which can be printed with all known medical conditions for the carrier.

More information and the full list of bracelets available can be found at

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