Crohn's & Colitis Urgency Emergency Card

Urgency Card

The 2 charge is to cover production and postage costs

If you have any problems making a purchase please contact me

I've designed a credit card style 'Urgency Card' for those with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns Disease. Originally I was going to send them out for free but I've had such a good response I'm having to charge a small amount (2) to cover production and postage. I'm hoping it helps as many UCers and CDers as possible!

FAQs about ordering the Urgency Card

Urgency Emergency!!

Crohn's & Colitis Urgency Cards

Designed to grab attention!

I decided to design my own Urgency card' (or as I like to call it; "Urgency Emergency"!!!) because the ones I'd seen didn't stand out enough or give a sense of how important the situation can be.

The general feedback about urgency cards seems to be that they're a good idea but that you can't rely on everyone to let you use their facilities. Some people won't help - no matter what!


My hope is that the card looks dramatic enough to alert people to the importance of the situation. At the very least, it's better than just pleading with someone to let them use their toilet; this way you can hand them something that makes them think it's a little more 'official' - even if only subconciously.

Clearly Worded

Crohn's & Colitis Urgency Cards

Easy to read text with liability clause

I've tried to word the card as succinctly as possible; time being of the essence here! Hopefully, when they've let the card holder into their toilet they'll read the back of the card whilst waiting. It has a very short description of how UC and CD can effect people and the reason why it's important that they helped. It also mentions that the diseases are NOT contagious; feedback from a few suggests that some misinformed people had refused use of their facility because it's what they believed.

Liability Clause

Crohn's & Colitis Urgency Cards

Credit Card sized
Made of plastic

Also, using feedback from UCers and CDers around the world, I've added a short legal clause that means the facility owner is not liable if the card owner slips over etc. on their property. Apparently some have been refused use of a toilet because the owner feared the potential of a law suit resulting from an accident. It annoys me that litigation would take precedence over helping someone in distress, but if it means the card works in more places for more people, then so be it.

Educating People

Crohn's & Colitis Urgency Cards

Business card with Info on front and back

Info Cards

As part of the feedback, someone came up with the great idea of providing business cards with info about IBDs, so that people become more informed.

With the agreement of the owner of a business, a few cards could be left for people to take/read.

I've done this as a seperate PDF file that will be emailed to everyone who buys an Urgency card. That way, you have the choice to get the cards printed locally, to handout and help spread knowledge.

IBD Zone Sign

IBD Zone Poster

IBD Zone Poster

I noticed that major charities invite businesses to join up with them by displaying a logo showing they will help those in distress with IBD. This is another great idea but I don't think any businesses will be searching for my website.

However, I've designed a very simple 'IBD Zone' sign (A4 and A5) as a PDF file that can be printed out by anyone. I'll include it in the email for those that purchase the Urgency Card. Again, that way, you may wish to print some out and ask local business owners to get involved and display it.

As a small incentive, you can tell them that I'll add a link to the website of any business/shop etc. that displays an 'IBD Zone' sign. The link will be on a page called 'IBD Friends' and it will display their logo, a thank you and some encouraging words about them (a bit like an advert) - contact me if you have a success so I can add their link!

I'm happy to email the info business card and A4 sign to anyone who's interested - you don't have to buy an Urgency Card. Just get in contact and ask me here:

Urgency Card FAQs

1) Can you send the card overseas?

I'm happy to send them anywhere in the world - please ensure your postage address is correct and in full..

2) Can the card be bought through Paypal?

Yes, they're sold through Paypal.

3) I don't have a Paypal account, how can I order a card?

You DON'T need a Paypal account, you can order through Paypal as a guest with a one off payment