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Blog: Yellow Dot helps save travelers' lives
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Rae-Ann Tucker-Marshall
Henry-Stark Health Department
July 17, 2013 10 a.m.

The Henry and Stark County Health Departments note, that with increased

travel that comes with summer, they would like to remind area

residents about the livesaving program, Yellow Dot!

The Yellow Dot Program is an initiative designed to provide vital

medical information on vehicle drivers/passengers and is free to all

Illinois citizens. Vehicles are identified by a "yellow decal" on the rear

windshield. This decal alerts first responders (e.g., fire fighters,

paramedics, police officers) that a yellow medical card is in the vehicles's

glove compartment containing vital personal and medical information.

Information on the card includes: current photo, and personal information

(name, emergency contact, personal physician, medical conditions, recent

surgeries, allergies and current medications).

RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall, Health Department Director of Public

Information, notes, "The Health Department has received a supply of

participant packets. A packet includes: a tri-fold instructional pamphlet,

yellow decal, yellow medical card (to be completed by the occupant) and a

pencil. Of course, additional medical cards and decals may be given for all

passengers as well as multiple family vehicles."

Adds Tucker-Marshall, "The Yellow Dot Program is aiding our citizens

because the first 60 minutes following a crash are the most critical and

having this vital information available immediately can save lives."

Anyone wanting a packet can just stop by either of our Health Department

Office locations: Main Office, Rt. 78 South, Kewanee and Colona Office, 103

First St., Colona and ask for one." Or if you would like more information

you can call us at (309) 852-3115 (Stark) (309) 852-0197 Main Office or

(309) 792-4011 Colona Office or visit our website at

www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County

Health Departments.

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