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Are Your Emergency Contacts Updated in Your Smartphone?

Posted by Grover Peters | Aug 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Keeping your emergency contacts and medical information updated on your smartphone can be the difference between life and death. Having such information at the fingertips of medical personnel can provide life-saving information should you become unresponsive, incapacitated, impaired, injured, or otherwise unable to verbally provide such information yourself.

Most smartphones allow access to your emergency contacts and vital health information in the event your phone is locked. Having your emergency contacts and pertinent medical information updated allows medical personnel access to this information.

iPhone users have the option to utilize the preinstalled Health app which allows you to input details of your medical needs in the event first responders need access to such information including medical conditions, allergies, blood type, and organ donor status. To learn more about how to update your emergency information in the Apple iOS, click here.

To learn how to update emergency contacts via the Android operating system, click here.

The National Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) is a database available to emergency services in the event of natural disasters and emergencies. The NOKR is a free website, not accessible to the public, that allows you to register yourself and your next of kin. In the event of an emergency, emergency services can search the database and notify your next of kin. To learn more about NOKR.

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