Submitted by Pat Steele
There is a feature on most newer iPhones that most people may not be aware of, and it's one that could help save you in a medical emergency. If you have version 9 iOS, you should take the time to enter your medical information into your phone.
The way to do this is to first go to your "Contacts" list, and make a new entry for yourself. Type in all the usual information, like your address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, birthday, and the like. Scroll down to where it says "Show Medical ID". It's in red and has a little star icon next to it. Tap on it, and enter your medical information on the screen. Enter any and all medications you take, your emergency contacts and their phone numbers, your primary care physician and his/her phone number, any allergies you have, and your blood type. Tap "Done" at the top of the screen when you're finished.
The neat thing about doing all this is that should you be injured or rendered unconscious and unable to communicate, and you have your phone with you, whoever finds you can access this information WITHOUT your phone access code, simply by tapping "Emergency" on the phone's home screen. It's like you are wearing a Medical Alert bracelet, and the information that can be obtained may very well save your life!
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