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Bemidji Rotary and Sanford Health to hold blood screening event May 18-20

Appointments required

 

April 19, 2022



BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji Rotary club and Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota will host a blood screening event from 7-10 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20, at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center—1300 Anne St. NW, in the Education Center.

With a simple blood test, community members can discover a wealth of information regarding their health including the diagnosis and possible treatment of many diseases.

The comprehensive screening is $35 and includes screenings for: cholesterol (blood lipids), triglyceride (blood fats), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), glucose (blood sugar), creatinine, hemoglobin, white blood cell count and liver (ALT).

An appointment is required to participate in the screening. To schedule an appointment, call (218) 333-2277.

Fasting is not a requirement, however participants may still fast, with the exception of water, between 9-12 hours before the test. For questions about taking any prescription medications, community members should contact their primary care provider.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bemidji Rotary Club and the North Country Park Playground.

For more information, visit https://www.sanfordhealth.org/classes-and-events/bemidji-rotary-blood-screening-event.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.

 

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