Rotary club biannual blood screening Saturday

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Will McElfresh participates in the Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery’s biannual blood screening.

The Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery will host their 41st biannual blood screening from 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday in the lobby of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg.

A public service to New River Valley residents, the fasting blood test screens over 30 different markers including cholesterol, glucose, and red blood indices at a significantly reduced cost of $40. Results are sent to participants and their physician of choice.

Now in its 21st year, over 18,000 people have taken advantage of this twice-yearly 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.

Pre-register for the blood screening at or call 951-8988. Walk-in registration is accepted the day of the blood screening.

Founded in 1923, the motto of the Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg is “Service Above Self”. Events like the blood screening, youth development programs, local leadership recognition, and community 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.

— Submitted by Terri Fisher

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