Stroke Awareness Day 2018

Held at United Church, Mortimer Street, Herne Bay.

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Know Your Blood Pressure Day - organised annually by The Stroke Organisation and Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) who are committed supporters of the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and won a Life After Stroke Award in 2014 in recognition of this contribution. 

Together, the Stroke Association and RIBI have organised Know Your Blood Pressure events for thirteen years.

With the help of RIBI, the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign is helping to prevent stroke and save lives.

High blood pressure is a contributing factor in around half of strokes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Rotary, both in partnership with our local teams and independently, took over 23,000 blood pressures in 2016. Over 6,000 of those tested were advised to make an appointment with their GP to discuss their reading.

For every 10 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, seven remain undiagnosed and untreated - this is more than 5.5 million people in England alone. 

With Rotary’s support every year, we can reach those at highest risk with our important message. 

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After the event...

We had 128 people in for checks this year.  Thanks to all who participated!

Of those who didn't take the opportunity for the test, the vast majority said they knew their blood pressure/had it checked regularly, which was most encouraging - the message seems to be getting through.