Start Simple with the Vial of Life
The Community Living Campaign (CLC) and the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) are working together to help spread the word about a simple way to provide critical information to paramedics and other health professionals in an emergency. The Vial of Life is a simple form that lists all your important medical information in a location where medical personnel can find it quickly in an emergency.
While there are different types of Vial of Life programs, they all function similarly. When the paramedics arrive at a home, a sticker on the front door (or a front window) alerts them that the resident has completed a Vial of Life form. The sticker also tells the paramedics where the form is kept, typically on the refrigerator. Most projects ask individuals to place their completed medical form inside a plastic bag with a Vial of Life sticker on it. This bag is then posted on the refrigerator. Get more info and download the form here:
- If you’d like to create your own Vial of Life download the free Vial of Life form as a PDF (English version)
- You can also Download the Vial of Life stickers (English version)
Get Forms and Stickers for Your Organization
CLC and CARA are looking to expand the number of people using the Vial of Life working through existing organizations. If you would like to order stickers and forms for your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.