BRIDGTON – Bridgton Hospital will be a host site for the Harrison Lions Club “Vial of Life” Project from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday, May 10 and 12. A Lions Club volunteer will be located in the main entrance rotunda of the hospital distributing the vials and information about the program.

Debbie McBride, Lions Club member, coordinator of the project and a volunteer at Bridgton Hospital, said, “The Vial of Life Project is both important and simple, as well as free. The Vial of Life speaks for you when you can’t. While it is intended for everyone, senior citizens in our community will find this to be a very important. We encourage seniors and others to come to Bridgton Hospital on one of these days to pick up your vials.”

The project is a form that persons complete with information needed in case of an emergency. The form is placed in a large plastic vial, clearly marked “Vial of Life,” which is stored in the refrigerator.

The form contains information including full name and address, date of birth, doctor’s name and phone number, medications, illnesses, who the emergency responder should call, whether wearing or need hearing devices and/or contacts or glasses and normal blood pressure.

The program also provides a magnet to put on the refrigerator that will alert an emergency responder of the information. Project coordinators also suggest the vial be stored in the car, boat or recreational vehicle glove or storage compartment.

Providing the information to emergency professionals can protect people in case of an emergency. For further information contact Pam Smith at Bridgton Hospital, 647-6055.

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