If you have an acute porphyria, it is important at all times to wear a wrist bracelet, neck pendant and/or carry a card, to warn others that you have porphyria. Such warning is particularly helpful in emergencies when you may not have an opportunity to explain that you have porphyria.

We therefore recommend using Medic Alert jewellery. They do a range of both simple bracelets or necklaces, and more ‘modern’ styles.

Details on warning jewellery can be obtained from the MedicAlert Foundation, www.medicalert.co.uk, or phone: 01908 951045.