KCER: Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition
Lavender Patient Identification Cards
This dialysis patient identification card can assist patients with having critical information on-hand in case of an emergency. This is not a substitute for medical records. This is basic information to help the patient and dialysis provider locate information in case of an emergency.
If you must evacuate to another area, unable to return home, or your regular dialysis unit is inaccessible due to a disaster, this identification card can provide basic information to first responders and to a receiving dialysis treatment facility. Fill in the blanks with the most current information. Carry this identification card with you at all times, in your wallet or purse.
It is also important for dialysis facilities to communicate to local emergency management agency about the importance of recognizing dialysis patients in local disaster.
At the current time, Lavender Patient Identification Cards are only available by downloading and printing from the links provided below. Pre-printed wallet sized cards are no longer being distributed by KCER or local ESRD Networks. For additional information or questions on the Lavender Patient Identification Cards, please contact at KCER or at (516) 209-5449.
- Download the lavender patient identification card (pdf)
- ID Card with two cards per sheet
- Card that can be filled in online and printed
Patient Wristband Identification
The Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition (TEEC) Patient Identification/Database tracking committee developed a set of patient identifiers to be worn on wristbands when a mandatory evacuation occurs to ensure that transient care providers can obtain basic patient information.
TEEC partnered with Emergency Operations Centers and Texas Department of State Health Services leaders to develop a system for identifying dialysis patients during an emergency through the use of lavender wristbands with core patient identifying information. A special individual patient network identification number is used on the wristband to identify patients so that any ESRD network could find the patient, even if evacuated to other states. These wristbands should not be removed.
- Texas Hospital Association Standardized Wristband Colors (PDF)