The Vial of Life
Program is a free program designed for seniors and individuals with a
medical condition to provide pertinent medical information to emergency
personnel who respond to and treat home emergencies. The Vial of Life contains much of the medical history needed by the responding emergency personnel, such as existing medical condition, allergies, medication currently being taken, and emergency contact information.
HOW IT WORKS:
Vial of Life participants complete a medical information form which is placed into a medicine vial. A "Vial of Life" sticker is placed on the vial which is then put in the participant's refrigerator in plain view. Another "Vial of Life" sticker is placed on the front door to alert emergency personnel that medical information is located inside of the refrigerator. In many cases, this information could prove invaluable to the responders.