Annual blood screenings to be offered

BUCKHANNON — The Rotary Club of Buckhannon and St. Joseph’s Hospital will hold blood screenings on Saturday, March 30 and Saturday, April 6 at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and at the Community Care Clinic in Rock Cave.

In addition, St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a health fair with a variety of free screenings and information on Saturday, April 6 at the middle school. Free screenings will include bone density testing, vein testing, glucose level testing, oxygen testing and blood pressure testing.

The Blood Screening will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will offer Basic Blood Profile tests for only $35, a savings of 90 percent. Optional testing for colon cancer and thyroid screening is available for an additional $5.00, PSA testing for $20, and Hemoglobin A1C for diabetes for $15. No appointments are needed and fasting for 12 hours is required prior to testing. Bring cash or a personal check for payment. A physician’s name is no longer required. All results will be sent to your home. If you have any questions, please follow up with your family physician.

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