The next annual Know Your Blood Pressure Campaign will be in April 2018
Did you know that 40 per cent of strokes could be avoided if
high blood pressure was controlled?
The Stroke Association and Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) continue to work together to test thousands of people’s blood pressure for the annual Know Your Blood Pressure Campaign.
Each year the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge organise a 'Know Your Blood Pressure Day' where trained medical staff from the Hebden Bridge Group Practice offer free blood pressure tests.
There are 152,000 strokes in the UK every year, that works out at one every five minutes. 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure yet many of them don’t know it. If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase your risk of having a stroke.
The Rotary Club would like to thank the medical staff who volunteered to administer the tests, without their help it would be impossible to run the event.