What's in Your Wallet?

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 08, 2015 # Health

DVT Wallet CardSeptember is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and a good time to update your Reeve Foundation Wallet Health Cards.

Through our Paralysis Resource Center we offer three personalized wallet cards that can help make sure you or your loved ones get the right care in the event of an emergency:

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) Wallet Card
If you have a spinal cord injury at the T6 level or above Autonomic Dysreflexia and a rapid increase in blood pressure can case a serious medical emergency.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Wallet Card
A blood clot that forms in the deep veins of the body, often in the leg or hip, are more common in people living with paralysis. These clots can be fatal if they break loose.

Sepsis Wallet CardSepsis Wallet Card
Sepsis happens when the body's response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs and can be life threatening unless it is treated quickly.

Some medical professionals are not familiar with the way these conditions are especially threatening for people living with paralysis. These handy wallet cards provide the life-saving information those staffing EMT units, emergency rooms and other health centers need to best treat you.

Our wallet cards are FREE and can readily be personalized. You can request a laminated card or easily download one for yourself today.

Also, please take a few minutes to see all the information our Paralysis Resource Center offers.

You'll find helpful medical information, tips on how to live healthy, and where you can find assistance when you need it. We have experts available to help by phone or email.

Mark Spinal Cord Awareness Month by doing all you can to be as healthy as possible and tell others about all the great free resources available through the Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center.

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.