Diamond Blackfan Anaemia

...and how MedicAlert can help you

If you have Diamond Blackfan Anaemia then it is imperative that you wear medical jewellery to ensure that in an emergency, you are offered treatment with your condition in mind.
With Diamond Blackfan Anaemia being such a rare condition in the UK, it is essential that any first responder treating you is quickly aware of your needs in order to treat you accurately, this could include any regular medication you may take to maintain good health.
And if required, the first responder is able to access further information such as your emergency contacts or specialist clinic details ensuring fast accurate treatment.

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with 'Diamond Blackfan Anaemia', our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
  • The emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year to first responders, police and healthcare professionals with translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. Wherever you are in the world, we can support you.
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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How rare is Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA)?

Diamond Blackfan Anaemia is a very rare condition that's reported to affect less than 1000 people worldwide, with approximately 125 in the UK.


Is there any treatment for Diamond Blackfan Anaemia?

Treatment for individuals with Diamond Blackfan Anaemia can vary in severity and/or frequency, with many treated with monthly blood transfusions to increase their red blood cell count.

For further information about this condition visit Diamond Blackfan Anaemia.

Member story | Diamond Blackfan Anaemia

Read about how Lucy discovered MedicAlert and how she copes with her condition as a student at university.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind for individuals with Diamond Blackfan Anaemia

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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