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Rotary Club, Sanford Health to hold annual blood screening event

The Bemidji Rotary Club and Sanford Bemidji will host a blood screening event from 7 to 10 a.m., Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20, at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. NW, in the Education Center.

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Faye Kroening puts pressure on her arm after having her blood drawn by Sanford Health phlebotomist Kendehl Ballard during the first day of the Bemidji Rotary’s annual blood screening event on May 19, 2021, at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
(Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)
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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Rotary Club and Sanford Bemidji will host a blood screening event from 7 to 10 a.m., Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20, at the 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, a release said.

The cost is $35, the test 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).

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

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

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Registration is required, for more information and to register, call (218) 333-2277 or visit sanfordhealth.org/classes-and-events/bemidji-rotary-blood-screening-event .

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