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New RLS-UK Medical Alert Card

EARLS_President
EARLS_PresidentAdministrator

The new RLS Medical Alert Card was sent to members of RLS-UK with our newsletter in early October.

Designed to be presented at e.g. cinemas, restaurants or airports, we hope it may assist people in securing seats more suited to their requirements and/or allow them the freedom to move as necessary.

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How do I get one of these please?

EARLS_President
EARLS_PresidentAdministrator
in reply to Mundesley

The card is available to members of RLS-UK.

To become a member, please visit rls-uk.org, from where you can download and complete a membership form.

Thank you

I have just signed up to become a member. Can I have one of the alert cards please.

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Dojen

How do I get a card? It would be very helpful.

Kaarina
KaarinaAdministrator

Hi cumoneileen,

From what has been posted above, to obtain one of the RLS-UK Medical Alert Cards you need to become a member by visiting rls-uk.org and clicking on Join Us. Here you can download and complete a membership form and post it to the address on the form. Membership costs £10. 00 per year.

Kaarina

Are these cards available to those of us living in the U.S?

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would love to get a card how do i Do i have to be a member

Kaarina
KaarinaAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

Hi potatocaks,

From the above posting by the Chair the Medical Alert Card is available to members of RLS-UK. A membersip form can be downloaded from the RLS-UK site should you be interested in joining.

Kaarina

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If someone handed me that card and I didn't know a thing about rls, I would

chuckle, I would take it as seriously as I would monopoly game money.

On the other hand, if it's a medical card, it would be a lifesaver on a plane..

that way I wouldn't get charged extra for picking out my isle seat. It would

prove that I have a disability as much as a person who gets up close parking

for having a disability card to park the car, maybe? Or maybe not because

the foundation gives them rather than it be enforced by the disability department

by your government..

EARLS_President
EARLS_PresidentAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

Thank you for your feedback.

While we are aware that many people will not be familiar with RLS we would hope that nobody would laugh at the card or its intentions. To do so would be a poor reaction to someone who is asking for help.

RLS-UK is a registered charity in the UK. Charities are monitored and regulated by the Charity Commission, a government body. Therefore our referencing of our charity number on the card will be seen by most people in the UK as an endorsement of the card, of RLS-UK and of RLS itself.

The situation regarding Foundations in the USA may be different and they may not be as heavily regulated as charities are in the UK.

We continue to hope that the card helps people with RLS and have been asked by many of our UK members to produce it. Hopefully it will be treated with the respect it deserves!

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in reply to EARLS_President

Gulp.foot in mouth.

I very much appreciate the medical alert card. Thank you so much for making it possible.

EARLS_President
EARLS_PresidentAdministrator
in reply to kyle

Lovely feedback, thank you!

how do i get this medical alert card for rls

Kaarina
KaarinaAdministrator

Hi gaskinstown7happy

The card is available to members of RLS-UK.

To become a member, please visit rls-uk.org, from where you can download and complete a membership form.

Kaarina

I wish we could have one for use in Scotland.

Kaarina
KaarinaAdministrator
in reply to knitknax58

Hi knitknax58,

Although we are a registered charity in England and Wales, we have many supporters in Scotland and Northern Ireland and I expect they would be able to use the medical alert card to exactly the same extent.

If you wish to become a member to receive this card, please visit rls-uk.org where you can download and complete a membership form.

Kaarina

how do i join the RLS-UK group and get a card,have just had the worse night,i ended up having a bath at 4am to try to calm the legs down,i think i got to sleep at about 6am after crying with the pain, how do you all cope??

Kaarina
KaarinaAdministrator
in reply to datsoon1

Hi datsoon,

If you would like to become a member of RLS-UK the link is here:

rls-uk.org/membership/

I am sorry to hear that you had an awful night. I hope you did not have any commitments this morning and were able to have a decent few hours sleep from 6 am onwards.

thank goodness that i am somewhat of a hermit and rarely go out,i have very poor sight,so i find it better to stay home

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