Gainesville — Staff report
With the time change this weekend, Kristi Rigsby, director of community outreach and development at the North Texas Medical Center, reminds area residents that this is a perfect opportunity to check and update medical information for those who have participated in the Vial of L.I.F.E. program introduced to Cooke County residents this year.
The program, Vial of L.I.F.E, is a new potentially life saving plan in which individual medical information including medications, blood type and physician information is placed in the plastic medicine bottle type vials for easy access. With a sticker on the front door of the home, first responders as well as family members have immediate emergency information in a time of crisis.
Rigsby said without information regarding patient history, delayed treatments could be the difference between a full recovery or not.
“We are urging those who have the vials to check and update their information when they change their clocks just as they do their fire alarm batteries.,” she said.
The kit contains the vial to store the medical information and advanced directives, medical information, two stickers-one on the vial and one on the front door of the residence and one magnet to place on the outside corner of the home’s refrigerator.
If you have questions or need additional vials, kits or medical forms call 665-1751.