Hundreds have their blood pressure checked while shopping

The Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation's Stroke Outreach Team in partnership with Doncaster Rotary Clubs (Doncaster, Doncaster St George's, St Leger, and Thorne) provided some 500 blood pressure checks to the public at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre over Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 ' 9th  April as part of the national Know Your Blood Pressure event.''Rotary Know Your Blood Pressure event is held nationwide every year to help people better understand the relation between high blood pressure (hypertension) and stroke.   It is estimated that 40% of the 150,000 strokes suffered by people in the UK each year could be prevented.   This condition can be easily controlled.'Rotary recognises that one of the biggest challenges is to help people understand that strokes don't just happen to other people. They can happen to anyone, at any age and the biggest single risk is high blood pressure. Rotarian volunteers play an invaluable role in reaching out to people, encouraging them to have regular che
The Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation's Stroke Outreach Team in partnership with Doncaster Rotary Clubs (Doncaster, Doncaster St George's, St Leger, and Thorne) provided some 500 blood pressure checks to the public at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre over Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 ' 9th April as part of the national Know Your Blood Pressure event.''Rotary Know Your Blood Pressure event is held nationwide every year to help people better understand the relation between high blood pressure (hypertension) and stroke. It is estimated that 40% of the 150,000 strokes suffered by people in the UK each year could be prevented. This condition can be easily controlled.'Rotary recognises that one of the biggest challenges is to help people understand that strokes don't just happen to other people. They can happen to anyone, at any age and the biggest single risk is high blood pressure. Rotarian volunteers play an invaluable role in reaching out to people, encouraging them to have regular che
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DONCASTER’S Stroke Outreach Team joined forces with Doncaster Rotary Clubs to provide 500 blood pressure checks to the public at the Frenchgate Centre as part of a national Know Your Blood Pressure event.

The event is held nationwide every year to help people better understand the relation between high blood pressure and a stroke.

It is estimated that 40 per cent of the 150,000 strokes suffered by people in the UK each year could be prevented and the condition can be easily controlled.

“Rotary recognises that one of the biggest challenges is to help people understand that strokes don’t just happen to other people,” said John Chapman, of St Leger Rotary.

“Rotarian volunteers play an invaluable role in reaching out to people, encouraging them to have regular checks and take action when needed.”