MIAB | Message In A Bottle

Haywards Heath Lions Club is promoting an amazing concept that provides a facility for people to inform emergency services of the medication they are on.

The concept is known as Message in a Bottle and was the brainchild of a policeman way back in 1999. His insight into making vital medical information readily available to emergency services has undoubtedly saved many lives.

Message in a Bottle or MIAB is available to all, for free and here is an endorsement of the product from a visually impaired Lion, who describes the benefits of having one of these bottles in the fridge.

“My name is Nikki and have an enormous amount of gratitude for MIAB as the bottle in my fridge has saved my life on numerous occasions. Being a diabetic transplant recipient I suffer from hypoglycaemic attacks which occasionally lead to me slipping into a coma.

Having seen the sticker on the front door, emergency services will know to go straight to the fridge where all my medical notes are stored in my message in a bottle.

This also means one less worry for family members, in my case my teenage son who has also saved my life on several occasions. I don’t know where I would be now without MIAB”.

Message in a bottle is available to anyone who would like to use it and is not restricted to serious medical ailments as any information can be useful in a medical emergency.

Our pack consists of a small plastic tub containing a medical form and two stickers. One sticker is for the inside of the front door where it can be easily seen, and the second sticker for the fridge door.

Message in a Bottle is available for FREE due to the generous donations of both businesses and the public.

Lions clubs through the UK supply these kits to health centres, doctor’s surgeries and chemists. They are also available direct from Lions clubs.

If you would like further information or would like an MIAB or more than one the please contact Haywards Heath Lions on 0345 8335807 or contact HH Lions by email  enquiries@haywardsheathlionsclub.org.uk

Know anybody that may benefit from our MIAB Project?

We look forward to hearing from you & we can help provide you with a free kit.

We’d also like to hear from you if you want to provide any help, assistance or donations towards our project as these will make a huge difference to the success of it and help make the lives of others better. For more information about how you can help us (or we can help you) please do get in touch and let’s talk.