Blood Pressure Campaign
The 2012 Blood Pressure Awareness day took place on Saturday 12 May at 150 New World and PAK'nSAVE supermarkets and other venues throughout New Zealand. The campaign checked the blood pressure of an estimated 17,000 people and provided information about high blood pressure and other risk factors for stroke.
This year, as last, the blood pressure checks in supermarkets were carried out by trained St John volunteers assisted by Rotary.
Over 120 sites participated in 2011. You can read the results of last year's survey here.
For more information about what blood pressure is, what causes high blood pressure, and ways to reduce it and keep healthy download our leaflet About Blood Pressure (pdf 2Mb).
View our Down with Blood Pressure Campaign video below.
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.
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