Serious food allergies are reaching a tipping point - approximately 8% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with a serious food allergy. At least 15% of people with food allergies develop the condition after the age of 18, with some remaining undiagnosed until the age of 30.
Even worse, 25% of all serious allergy incidents involve people who had not been previously diagnosed as having an anaphylactic allergy. We have already taken precautions at schools to protect children with nut allergies, but it is time for our society to move to the next level: ubiquitous availability of allergy emergency supplies.
With anaphylaxis, seconds count. A misplaced auto-injector, undiagnosed allergy, or a slow ambulance can have deadly results. At The Original Allergy Emergency Kit™, our vision is for the Good Samaritan - that street-smart employee, manager, or fellow patron - to have the supplies necessary to save a life.