A roundup of news articles featuring innovative wristband uses from around the world!
- This week begins Red Ribbon Week in the United States, a week-long alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign. Once school district is handing out more than 70,000 wristbands to promote a healthy lifestyle among its students and serve as a reminder to stay drug and alcohol-free. For more information about Red Ribbon Week, visit redribbon.org/.
- A consultant at the Royal Derby Hospital in the UK won a prestigious health care award for the hospital’s use of wristbands to indicate how much oxygen patients need. The color-coded system ensures patients are not administered too much oxygen, which can be dangerous for some conditions, and are an easy way for professionals to determine the correct amount.
- A mother made a wristband for her son to wear while swimming to inform staff and other swimmers that he was hearing-impaired. The wristband helps ensure safety and independence. It has worked so well that she is now producing more to sell to others. Wristbands work as waterproof, hypoallergenic medical alert bracelets to bring awareness for many conditions and in many environments.
- One high school is using wristbands to promote its second annual No Swear November. Students at Hazel Park High School in Hazel Park, Michigan will have the opportunity to take the pledge to use positive communication and think about the effect their words have on others, and contributions to “swear jars” will raise money for good causes.