Vial of Life Project

A Division of the Bridge Building Foundation

a 501 (c) 3 Public Charity

Here’s What They Say About Us

Letters and Articles about the Vial of Life

Other Vial of Life Programs

The American Red Cross Says:

Dear Mr. Miller,

The Calloway County Chapter of American Red Cross as well as Murry-Calloway County Hospital would like to thank you for the generous donation of information and the 1,000 Vial of Life decals to help us begin our Vial of Life project in Murray and Calloway County.

Your donation will help us to save lives and we are working within our community to distribute the Vials of Life…

Our emergency personnel in the community believe this will be such a benefit to those that live in Murray and Calloway County.
We appreciate the opportunity to provide
this service through your generous contribution and will let you know when this program saves a life in our county.

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American Red Cross Letter
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We were mentioned in the
Wall Street Journal

Wilkes and other hospitals, including Stanford University’s hospital, are participating with emergency-response organizations in one program known as the Vial of Life (, which offers medication forms that patients can fold up and store in an empty vial or pill bottle in the refrigerator, along with a bright red sticker for the door to alert emergency responders such as paramedics or firefighters…

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Wall Street Journal Article

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

September 8, 2005

Dear Mr. Miller,

It is encouraging to hear about your work with the Vial of Life Project. Vial of Life programs have become very popular in the last few years, with several thousands alone sponsored in the United States. It is good to know that there is another program available that does not have a cost to participate.

Medical Information programs in the Sacramento area have been sponsored by various organizations, i.e. service groups, medical associations, animal safety groups and individual citizens. Metro Fire provides our citizens with information on contacting local medical or aging services for information for information about the various, Medical Information programs, or how to search the Internet for such programs. We also recommend citizens place an information sheet with medical conditions, medication names and emergency contacts on the refrigerator door.

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Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Letter
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We Salute…
The great community programs listed below who currently sponsor their own Vial of Life programs.

Here’s what they say…

Alameda County Fire Department

"The Vial of Life Program is designed to speak for you when you are unable to speak for yourself. The information contained within the vial will provide pre-hospital and hospital providers with essential details that will aid in providing appropriate medical treatment." Click here to visit the Alameda County Fire Department website.

City of Gilroy, Fire Department

"The Vial of L.I.F.E. is Lifesaving Information For Emergencies…
This kit enables emergency medical personnel to quickly locate helpful information regarding your medical history in a time of crisis. It is very important that you keep this information up to date, accurate, and placed in a prominent spot in your refrigerator."

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s, West Valley Division

"The Vial of Life is so simple, but it is something that can save your life in an emergency by providing valuable information to responders about you and any medical problems you may have."

The Memorial Hospital, Craig CO

"The Vial of Life puts important instructions in the hands of Emergency Responders and Physicians when it is needed most-during the first minutes of critical illness or accident in your home."

San Jose Fire Department

"The Vial of L.I.F.E. is Lifesaving Information For Emergencies. It’s a place for you to store important medical information that emergency medical personnel (firefighters, paramedics, and hospital staff) need in a time of crisis. By completing the attached Vial of L.I.F.E. form, you can provide the emergency personnel with vital lifesaving information, even if you are unable. It is very important that you keep this information up to date, accurate, and placed in a prominent spot in your refrigerator."

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

"Vial of Life is a medical information storage kit for use in the home which enables emergency responders, such as firefighters, paramedics and police, in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to quickly locate helpful medical history information."

Manchester Fire and Rescue EMS

"The Vial of Life Program is a medical information tool used by all Emergency Care Providers, from the Fire and Police Departments and Ambulance Service to the Hospital’s Emergency Department staff. This program makes valuable medical information available to personnel at times of emergency. Should an Emergency Care Provider need it the information becomes available even if the patient is unable to respond to the EMTs."

Newark Fire Department, CA

"The Vial of Life program is a free program designed for seniors and individuals with serious medical conditions 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 conditions, allergies, medication currently being taken, and emergency contact information."

City of Florence, KY

"The Vial of Life was designed as a way to make needed medical information available to emergency personnel when they arrive at your home in a crisis."

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast

"The Vial of Life Program is a free Harris County public health project designed to provide information about you to emergency workers such as paramedics, police and fire personnel, and emergency room doctors and nurses in case of a medical emergency… The Vial of Life is very important for all seniors, especially for those who live alone, drive alone, or have special medical needs. It is recommended that seniors get two Vials of Life, one for your car, and one for your home."

Granger Township, Medina Ohio

"The township recommends the use of the "Vial of Life" Program. It is a small container in a plastic bag. People in the Twp. on medication put the list of whatever meds they are taking into the container and keep it in their refrigerator. Our Rescue Squad Personnel know to look in a resident’s refrigerator for the information. During an emergency this immediately gives needed information quickly. The containers and bags are available from the Fire Station."