Buckhannon Rotary Spring blood drive set for April 13, 27

The Buckhannon Rotary Club and St. Joseph’s Hospital have set the dates for their spring blood screenings and health fair. The Rotary blood screenings will be held on Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 27 at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and at the Tri-County Health Clinic in Rock Cave. The screenings will run from 6:30 to 10 a.m. The basic blood profile test will be offered for only $35, a savings of 90 percent.

Optional testing for colon cancer and thyroid screening is available for an additional $5, Hemoglobin A1C testing for diabetes for $15 and PSA testing for $20.

St. Joseph’s Hospital will also hold its Spring Health Fair on Saturday, April 27 at the Buckhannon Middle School from 6:30 to 10 a.m. in conjunction with the Rotary Blood Screening. On hand will be a variety of health professionals with free testing and information designed to keep you healthy.

Free tests include bone density screening, glucose checks, skin cancer screening, pulse oximetries and blood pressure checks. So mark your calendar and start spring with your health in mind. For more information, contact Lisa Wharton, vice president of marketing and public relations for St. Joseph’s Hospital at Lisa.Wharton@stj.net.