Big Blood Pressure Check
Every year we give thousands of New Zealanders a potentially life-saving blood pressure check – for free.
Every year we run a very special event that helps keep thousands of Kiwis safe from stroke. It's called the Big Blood Pressure Check and over the past 11 years, we have offered free blood pressure checks to around 150,000 New Zealanders.
That's because high blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke. 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.
Many Kiwis don't know they have it, but it's easily detected and can be treated. You can read more about blood pressure here.
In 2019 the campaign was a huge success; you can download a PDF infographic highlighting some important outcomes here: BP infographic. The campaign ran throughout the month of October and New Zealanders were able to get their free checks at various venues across the country.
We acknowledge and thank our supporters: New World, PAK'nSAVE, Rotary, St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and stroke club volunteers.
Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions, we have made the decision to postpone our annual Big Blood Pressure Check campaign this October. Please watch this space as we iron out details about when we will be offering free blood pressure checks around the country.