Vial of L.I.F.E.
Having accurate and timely information in a medical emergency is extremely important. The Vial of L.I.F.E. (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) ensures 911 emergency responders have the right information at the right time so medical professionals can provide you with proper treatment. It is designed to speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself.
The Vial of L.I.F.E. comes with a blank medical information form, a vial, and a magnet.
How it Works
- Complete the personal information form.
- Place the completed personal information form into the vial. Place the vial on the top shelf of your refrigerator door.
- Put the magnet or sticker on the front of your refrigerator door.
- Tell your family and friends about your Vial of L.I.F.E. so they know in case you have an emergency.
Why Place the Vial in the Refrigerator
When emergency responders see the Vial of L.I.F.E. magnet on your refrigerator, they will know to look for the vial in that location. In case of fire, your refrigerator acts as a safe, protecting your vital information inside.
Your medical information, such as important phone numbers, medical conditions, insurance information, and medications you take, will help trained medical professionals better care for you in emergency situations.
To receive your Vial of L.I.F.E., call Brookings Health System’s ambulance service at (605) 696-9000.