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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Charity Bracelets Pose Risk

Many people wear the Lance Armstrong "LIVESTRONG" bright yellow bracelet.  Indeed, over 20 million of the bracelets have been sold since last May.  Well, they might want to consider not wearing that bracelet as well as several others supportive of a variety of charities to the hospital.  According to the AMA News, the yellow color of the Lance Armstrong bracelet matches the yellow wrist bands that certain hospitals place on patients' wrists to indicate at do-not-resuscitate order or for other serious designations.   Hospitals fear that even though the bracelets are of different materials, the similar colors may cause confusion in an emergency situation.  Some hospitals have asked patients to tape over the bracelet to minimize the risk.

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I want a "LIVESTRONG" bright yellow bracelet and i cant get 1! send me 1 please !!! quick time!

Posted by: Klaz | Jan 6, 2005 3:26:06 AM

I support lance armstrong and i want one of his yellow livestrong wrist bracelet can your send me one please i really want oneif you need my address il putr it under this letter.so please can you send me a livestrong bracelet.
thank you
Here is my address:
6 willow tree close
long lee
keighley
west yorkshire
united kingdom
bd21 4rz

Posted by: annalisa lodge | Jan 6, 2005 10:15:01 AM

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