My ID prevented a delay in my treatment

by ROAD iD Staff May 20, 2021

Earlier this year, I had a sudden cardiac arrest while out for a bike ride. My Road ID enabled the first responders to reach my family quickly, which allowed me to be transferred to a hospital with a hypothermia treatment facility. This 24 hour cooling procedure, if administered within 12 hours of a cardiac arrest,has been shown to significantly improve recovery prospects. My wife is a doctor, and after working an overnight shift, she had just gone to sleep when I left for my ride. If I hadn't had multiple contact numbers on my Road ID, it might have been many more hours before they could have started the hypothermia treatment.

I now have defibrillator implanted in my chest, but otherwise I've made a 100% recovery and am back to riding. Thank you for making a great product! I have already purchased a new one with my updated medical information!

- Zach .C from Philadelphia, PA