Medic Alert and Sports

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2007 - 8:46pm
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Came across this and thought it might be helpfup for some parents. It's Canadian, but it may help advocate for the same idea in the States or in other sports.
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([url]https://www.medicalert.ca/en/mymedicalert/resources/soccer.asp[/url] )

Canadian Soccer Association Letter
Great news for MedicAlert soccer enthusiasts!
With the support of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), MedicAlert soccer players are now permitted to wear their MedicAlert sports bands while competing in soccer matches. This is thanks to a concerned Alberta father who was upset with a referee's decision to prevent his son from playing a soccer match earlier this summer because he was wearing a MedicAlert bracelet.

After receiving the email from the father, MedicAlert contacted the CSA and with their support received a letter permitting the use of MedicAlert sports bands for soccer matches. This letter can be downloaded from our website.
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Sorry if this has been posted before - I didn't see anything in my search.

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2007 - 1:39pm
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This is great news! We had this same issue with Adam last year. Thank you for posting [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2007 - 4:07pm
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Our soccer league rules allow for medical jewelry.
Our approach has been to have DS wear a wristband over his Medic Alert bracelet during matches in order to protect himself and other kids (but coach and refs know it is underneath). Also supports a consistent message to our child that bracelet must stay on at all times...we're pleased that we have the support of the league.

Posted on: Wed, 04/18/2007 - 1:21am
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Medical jewelry is allowed in our travel soccer league. It must be taped with clear medical tape to protect all parties involved.

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