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Why Do I Need DocuBank?

Be Heard
Of all your legal documents your advance medical directives are the only ones that you may need access to quickly in an emergency. Unfortunately, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, living wills are not accessible in 74% of cases when needed in hospitals. (JAMA, August 9, 1998,274;278)

This means that 74% of all people who take the time to complete their living wills and other advance medical directives are still not having their wishes heard. DocuBank helps to make sure that the documents you've completed will be there when they are needed most. DocuBank transmits a client's advance medical directives to a hospital instantly, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, around the world.

Peace of Mind
In addition to making sure that hospitals receive your documents within moments, DocuBank also supplies them with essential emergency information.  The following can be included on the front of your card:

  • Name and contact number for a primary contact
  • medical allergies
  • medical conditions
  • additional notes to hospital
  • indication of medication list on file

When a hospital calls into our service, or goes online to obtain your information, they will receive a cover page listing your three Emergency Contacts with phone numbers as well as your primary doctor so that they can be reached in an emergency.   Make sure that your family and friends are notified by completing the Emergency Contact Information on your enrollment form.

Security and Convenience
DocuBank provides the security of your Safe Deposit Box and the convenience of your wallet. Your documents are stored safely in our system and available immediately by using your Member Number and PIN Code located on your DocuBank Emergency Card. Prevent the need for your loved ones to rummage through files trying to locate your documents. Carry your DocuBank Emergency Card in your wallet and you carry your documents - a valuable service when traveling in your home town or overseas.