I got quick medical access thanks to my ID

by ROAD iD Staff May 18, 2021

I've been wearing a Road ID for years.  It kept me company as I traveled the world alone...I've worn it biking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, you name it.  Interestingly, I needed my Road ID while doing something I don't consider to be very dangerous... sailing!  I was racing in the Boston inner harbor when another boat 'T-boned' ours. The impact caused me to lose my balance and land on my face. I broke 5 bones in my nose, chipped my cheekbone, chipped my forehead bone, and required over 40 stitches to my face.  When I was transported from the racing boat, to motorboat, to ambulance I was not in a state of mind to speak. The EMS got all my information from my Road ID! EMS later told me that before we made it 2 miles down the road, I was already registered at Mass General Hospital. Thanks to my Road ID, I went straight into surgery because they had my health insurance information, doctor information and - most importantly, my Mass General patient number.

Today, I have very few scars due to fast surgery and a wonderful plastic surgery team. I have bought my husband a Road ID, and I wear mine regularly. Great work, great product. Thank you.

- Michelle .L from Boston, MA