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 +==== The SOS Card ==== 
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 +=== Your life-saving,​ multi-lingual “health card” ===
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 +The **SOS Card is a multi-lingual emergency ID** with your most relevant medical information. With the same size as a credit card, it easily fits in your purse and 
 +can be a big help for the doctors when you urgently need medical help, especially in countries where you cannot speak the local language. ​
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 +[[2019-ncov_leaflet|Advice in relation to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in China]]
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 +=== What does the SOS Card look like? ===
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 +The multi-lingual SOS Card is a photo card in the shape of a credit card, so you can easily carry it in your purse or wallet.
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 +The front side of the SOS Card shows identification features:
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 +(1) Name (in native writing) \\
 +(2) Pronunciation using the international phonetic alphabet (IPA) \\
 +(3) Date of birth (ISO notation: Year-Month-Day),​ Sex \\
 +(4) [[en:​language_codes|Language skills as ISO code]]: mother tongue on dark blue, foreign languages on light blue \\
 +(5) Blood group and Rhesus factor ​ \\
 +(6) User-name in OCR (for the reader pen) and as barcode (3 of 9) \\
 +(7) Photo  \\
 +(8) 1/1: rarely, the emergency ID consists of more than one card; card sequence number \\
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 +The reverse side shows essential medical information for the case of an emergency: ​
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 +(1) in the upper part: pre-existing illnesses, allergies etc. in English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian and Thai \\
 +(2) in the lower part: current medication, the active substances are given as generic names and as CAS number \\
 +(3) Via the web-site, using the user-name (given on the front of the card) and the Card Validation Code (CVC), all indications of this card can be retrieved in further languages. Furthermore,​ a complete list of medication, contact data of family members, documents (such as, an advance health care directive). The CVC may be hidden behind a scratch-off field on some cards. ​ \\
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 +  * It has bright signal colours so paramedics can quickly find it.
 +  * It shows your name and your photo on the front side, so you can easily be identified.
 +  * The name is also given in International Phonetic Alphabet, as it is important that the doctor can pronounce your name correctly.
 +  * The reverse side shows all essential medical data in several languages. This way, the paramedics can provide best medical help even without computer access!
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 +=== Do you love travelling in foreign countries and experiencing foreign cultures? === 
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 +If so I am sure you already know the blessings of a credit card. With one of these you can get money from an ATM pretty much anywhere in the world in just a few seconds.
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 +**What about your medical history?**
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 +If you have the misfortune to suffer a traffic accident or if you are just taken by “Montezuma´s revenge” (traveller'​s diarrhoea), you will quickly realise that the English skills of the local medical personnel is often limited (… and I bet you don't know your GP's fax number by heart).
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 +The SOS Card is an international traveller'​s “health card” – a photo card showing your name, date of birth, blood type, as well as all important medical preconditions (such as, allergies, pre-existing illnesses, implants, etc.) translated into several languages. Wherever you go, the local doctor or paramedic should be able to read at least one of these languages.
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 +This multi-lingual SOS Card is a must for
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 +  *    Globetrotters
 +  *    Business travellers
 +  *    International holidaymakers
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 +=== How can you get your own SOS Card? === 
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 +  -     Get the questionnaire for your medical history via your local bookseller (ISBN 978-0956324030,​ [[en:​publication_data|publication data and other language versions see here]])
 +  -     ​Fill-in the questionnaire. Best practice: Ask your GP and your dentist for help!
 +  -     Send it back to The SOS Card Project team. You can [[https://​www.daibola.biz/​pc/​createuser.pc.php?​l=en&​reference=SOSPROJECT|register a web account here]] and upload your questionnaire. ​
 +  -     The SOS Card Project team will pick the relevant data, make your individual SOS Card, and send it to you.
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 +=== Where can you get your own SOS Card? ===
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 +The SOS Card Project cooperates with [[en:​where_can_i_get_my_sos_card|medical doctors, hospitals, international fellowships,​ friendship clubs etc. world-wide]]. They can help you to get your own SOS Card. 
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 +=== You want to produce your own SOS Cards? === 
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 +That's so simple: Become a member in The SOS Card Project! ​
 +[[en:​become_a_member|We have put together some information on this page]]. ​
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 +=== How can I help to translate and to improve this website? === 
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 +You can help to [[en:​join_the_translation_team|translate the pages]] of The SOS Card Project in other languages, and check existing pages for consistency and correctness. ​
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 +=== You have questions regarding The SOS Card Project? === 
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 +Please refer to the [[en:​faq|Frequently Asked Questions]] ​
 +or contact [[en:​where_can_i_get_my_sos_card|a member close to you ]]
 +or send us an e-mail: <​the.sos.card.project@gmail.com> ​
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 +=== Let more people know about The SOS Card Project! === 
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 +Tell your colleagues at work, your friends, your neighbours. It may end up to save their live!
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 +Please participate in our scientific survey about emergency pictographs:​
 +http://​www.sos-card.info/​survey
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