Epinephrine In Aircraft Emergency Medical Kits

Interior view of airplane cabin

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA), Chuck Schumer (NY) and Ed Markey (MA) sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the inclusion of epinephrine auto-injectors in aircraft emergency medical kits of every flight. Currently, only a handful of airline carriers stock epinephrine auto-injectors on board their flights.

Severe allergies can be deceiving and lead to an anaphylaxis emergency with approximately 1500 deaths happening annually. Children and adolescents are most at risk. Data shows death from anaphylaxis occurs more often when the individual is away from home and there is either a delay before epinephrine is administered or it is not given at all.

Join the Network by contacting your member of Congress to demand that the FAA consider the emergency medical needs of the flying public with severe allergies and take action to have epinephrine auto-injectors in the contents of all aircraft emergency medical kits.

Take action and let your voice be heard!