Von Willebrand disease is a type of bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. Since some of its most prevalent symptoms include severe bleeding that may be difficult to stop. Wearing a Von Willebrand medical alert bracelet can be an effective way to ensure that any healthcare professionals caring for you are aware that you have this condition, especially in an emergency situation.
American Medical ID has a wide range of bracelets and necklaces made of gold, sterling silver, stainless steel and other materials for both adults and kids, including babies, toddlers and teenagers. Read on to get a feel for some of these options.
If you browse the American Medical ID website, you’ll find a wide range of options for Von Willebrand wristbands and Von Willebrand medical alert bracelets for both men and women. Depending on your style and budget, you can choose between sleek and formal bracelets or more casual wristbands and beaded bracelet options, all of which can showcase pertinent information about your condition. Some of these options include our:
Children are also affected by Von Willebrand disease and as a parent, you may feel more comfortable having them wear a Von Willebrand medical alert bracelet, should someone need to be aware of your child’s condition in an emergency situation. Obviously, if a child is going to have to wear a product like this that may make them stand out, they’re going to want it to look cool, fun or pretty. Here are some such options:
If wearing a necklace is your preference over a bracelet or wristband, rest assured that we have options there, too. Here are a few choices if looking for Von Willebrand necklaces:
On our website you’ll also find a featured lineup of fashionable Von Willebrand jewelry if you’re looking for something to dress up your style. Some such options include:
Why a Von Willebrand bleeding disorder alert card isn’t enough
If you ever find yourself in a medical emergency, it’s important that your doctors and care team are aware that you have Von Willebrand disease, especially since it can involve severe bleeding, which can be life-threatening. A common recommendation is to carry a medical alert card, but this can be easily lost, unlike a bracelet or necklace that you wear on your person. Plus, medical personnel might not know to look for a medical alert card, but they’re likely to notice your jewelry without being prompted to look for it.
What to engrave on a Von Willebrand disease bracelet
Your Von Willebrand disease bracelet or necklace should have important details on it such as your name and condition. You can spell it out, or put VWD, which is the medical abbreviation for Von Willebrand disease.
Yes; it is always important for medical personnel to be aware of your condition, especially if you find yourself in a medical emergency. A medical alert bracelet is a great way to ensure they’re aware if you’re unable to communicate. It’s also easier to spot than a medical alert card, which they may not know to look for.
There is no specific Von Willebrand medical symbol, but if you would like to include a symbol on your engraved medical bracelet or necklace, you can opt to use the bleeding disorder symbol.
If you already have an alert card, it wouldn’t hurt to still carry it with you to be on the extra-safe side. However, if it’s between the two, definitely opt for the more effective and reliable bracelet.