The Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery will host their 44th bi-annual blood screening on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6:30-10 a.m. in the lobby of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg.
A public service to New River Valley residents, this fasting blood test screens for over 30 different markers including cholesterol, glucose, and red blood cell indices at a significantly reduced cost of $40. Results are sent to participants and their physician of choice.
Now in its 22nd year, about 20,000 people have taken advantage of this twice-a-year opportunity. While many people use the blood screening to keep tabs on their health, some have learned of potentially life-threatening conditions as a result of the blood screening. Conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes, anemia, and low kidney function can be detected through the blood screening with physician follow up.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg uses a portion of the proceeds from the blood screening to fund a service project in the community.
Pre-register for the blood screening at www.rotary7570.org/blood or call 540-951-8988. Walk-in registration is accepted the day of the blood screening.
The motto of the Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg, founded in 1923, is “Service Above Self”. Events like the blood screening, youth development programs, local leadership recognition, and community service projects as well as sponsorship of the Virginia Tech Rotaract Club and participation in Rotary International programs like PolioPlus and Group Study Exchanges exemplify this motto.