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'Yellow Dot' to Help First Responders

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Rochester: 'Yellow Dot' to Help First Responders
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Monroe County is offering residents a free medical information program, designed to help first responders provide improved medical attention.

It's called the "Yellow Dot Program." The simple kit includes a card to fill out with your individual medical information such as allergies, blood type, and there's also a space for a recent photo of yourself.

It also has a yellow decal to place on the rear driver's side window of your vehicle. The decal will alert first responders to look for your medical information card in your vehicle glove box.

If you keep the card at home, put the decal near the front door and the medical card in the freezer.

"That first response time frame of when you really need to know as much information about the patient as possible and to use that be able to share that with hospital personnel so," said Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn.

You can pick up the Yellow Dot card and decal at all DMV offices, sheriff substations and the sheriff's record unit. You can also request a kit be mailed to you.

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