In the UK, a wallet sized card was produced by the NET Patient Foundation for NET patients to carry on their person. The purpose of this card is to identify the holder to medical personnel as a NET patient who might suffer a carcinoid crisis in the event of having to receive emergency surgery or other treatment. The card also doubles as a “toilet card” so that patients may request use of facilities when out and about more helpful hints.
NET Patient Network is considering the design of such a card for use here in Ireland. A bracelet or necklace may be more effective than a wallet card for emergency response personnel. Of course, anyone can decide to have a suitable card, bracelet or necklace made for themselves.
UPDATE: Download the Carcinoid Crisis Card here.