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w.bob

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Is there a procedure that needs to be followed when bringing medical syringes through airport security? I will need approx 30 syringes for an upcoming trip and do not want to put them in a checked bag.
 

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Get a letter from your doctor. We've never had an issue with syringes or liquids (disinfectant for cleansing mostly) as long as they're itemized in a doctor's letter. I prepare it myself and just get Greg's neph to sign it.

Of course now that I've said that, we'll have a problem on our upcoming trip to Hawaii - LOL.
 

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This from the TSA's site: I used Diabetes as the underlying reason for carrying unused syringes, but any prescribed injectable medication would allow them:

Diabetes

Notify the Security Officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. The following diabetes-related supplies and equipment are allowed through the checkpoint once they have been screened:

Insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products (vials or box of individual vials, jet injectors, biojectors, epipens, infusers, and preloaded syringes;
Unlimited number of unused syringes when accompanied by insulin or other injectable medication;
lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose meter test strips, alcohol swabs, meter-testing solutions;
Insulin pump and insulin pump supplies (cleaning agents, batteries, plastic tubing, infusion kit, catheter, and needle); Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin.
Glucagon emergency kit;
Urine ketone test strips;
Unlimited number of used syringes when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.
Sharps disposal containers or similar hard-surface disposal container for storing used syringes and test strips.

Jim
 

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This from the TSA's site: I used Diabetes as the underlying reason for carrying unused syringes, but any prescribed injectable medication would allow them:

Diabetes

Notify the Security Officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. The following diabetes-related supplies and equipment are allowed through the checkpoint once they have been screened:

Insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products (vials or box of individual vials, jet injectors, biojectors, epipens, infusers, and preloaded syringes;
Unlimited number of unused syringes when accompanied by insulin or other injectable medication;
lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose meter test strips, alcohol swabs, meter-testing solutions;
Insulin pump and insulin pump supplies (cleaning agents, batteries, plastic tubing, infusion kit, catheter, and needle); Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin.
Glucagon emergency kit;
Urine ketone test strips;
Unlimited number of used syringes when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.
Sharps disposal containers or similar hard-surface disposal container for storing used syringes and test strips.

Jim
I did read this on the TSA site but I was wondering if there was some type of procedure for bringing them through security. Are there any forms to be filled out or do you just tell the first TSA agent you come to in line. Just do not want any surprises. thanks
 

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Greg's syringes in the past and the one he now has to bring are not related to diabetes. We personally get assistance through the airport and that really helps. The folks that kind of guide you through (last year he was in a wheelchair - this year he'll be using a walker - hey, it's progress!!) are great at paving the way with the security people.

I've never actually been asked to produce the letter that I have. We just explain that he's a dialysis patient and that his meds etc. relate to that. Never had anyone give anything a second look actually. I personally feel that being able to explain what you have and why you have it in a calm, confident, polite and friendly manner helps, I think.
 
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no problem so far...

My husband is diabetic and has no problem bringing the syringes and insulin through in a personal insulated carry on. To be safe he has prescriptions for everything. He also carries a small container of orange juice (you can't buy in 3 oz's) and only once in Cancun was there an issue with the oj coming in! (You would have thought leaving) We make no prior arrangements, so we have been ok.
We do carry prescriptions for any meds with us just in case whether they are carry on or in the checked in luggage.
I also have flu and cold meds, some antibiotics (can you tell I am a nurse?), and normal every day tylenol and advil which I put in the checked in luggage. So far so good........
 
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