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Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

BLOOD CHECKS

MEM­BERS of the public vis­ited the Grosvenor Cen­tre to get free blood pres­sure checks with The Ro­tary Club of Mac­cles­field Cas­tle in part­ner­ship with the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion.

It’s the third year the drop-in ser­vice has run to pro­vide blood pres­sure checks and ad­vice on diet and how to keep blood pres­sure un­der con­trol.

Steve Smith of The Ro­tary Club of Mac­cles­field Cas­tle, said: “Be­ing in the cen­tre re­ally makes a dif­fer­ence to those that have their blood pres­sure checked.

“We were vis­ited by a young male as a fol­low-up to last year. In 2016 he recorded the high­est blood pres­sure of the day and was ad­vised to visit his GP, where he then re­ceived treat­ment and med­i­ca­tion.

“This year it was far lower and he be­lieves vis­it­ing us saved his life.”

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