Blood Pressure Campaign

The Big Blood Pressure Check

The Big Blood Pressure Check takes place every October. Thanks to all our volunteers from Rotary, St John and Wellington Free without whom the campaign would be impossible.

This year the Big Blood Pressure Check takes place on Saturday October 7. You can check the list of sites and venues here to find one near you!

Have a look at our Facebook page to see some pictures from the 2016 event. Download the evaluation report on the campaign, produced in a handy infographic format this year.Evaluation Report 2016


Why blood pressure?

Failure to detect and control high blood pressure is the single biggest cause of avoidable strokes. High blood pressure puts too much pressure and stress on the walls of blood vessels and increases the risk of both haemorrhages and blood clots. A person with high blood pressure is up to seven times more likely to have a stroke than someone with normal or low blood pressure. Click on the leaflet picture below to read more.

Listen to Mau Moananu's story and why he is urging everyone to get their blood pressure checked regularly:

You can download our Blood Pressure information leaflet here (click the picture).
About Blood Pressure leaflet

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Monitoring Your Own Blood Pressure

Increasingly New Zealanders are monitoring their own blood pressure using battery operated digital monitors. The Stroke Foundation has prepared a short video demonstrating the correct use of two blood pressure monitors.