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Commit to a Healthy Heart and Get a FREE Blood Pressure Screening During Live Well San Diego’s Love Your Heart Week of Action

Celebrate Love Your Heart Week of Action with Live Well San Diego and San Diego Blood Bank 

Join San Diego Blood Bank and County of San Diego Live Well by making heart health a priority for you and your family.

From February 12- February 20, FREE blood pressure screenings are available to the public at San Diego Blood Bank locations during Live Well San Diego’s Love Your Heart Week. A blood donation is not required to receive a free screening. 

Why Is It important to Love Your Heart? 

You can #LoveYourHeart by knowing your numbers, eating healthy, managing stress, getting active, and quitting tobacco!* Hypertension is a common health problem that often goes undetected, increasing the risk of unknown heart disease. The very first step to living a healthy life is to know your numbers.

We have partnered with Live Well San Diego to offer FREE blood pressure screenings and to share the benefits of regular screenings. When you monitor your heart health, you ensure that you can spend more holidays with family and friends and can make informed health and wellness choices. Learn how at bit.ly/LYHatHome

Know the Facts and Take Charge of Your Heart Health | Live Well San Diego

  • FACT: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black, White, and American Indian in San Diego County, with higher rates in women.* 
  • FACT: Those over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer from complications related to heart disease. Get your blood pressure checked today, it may save your life.*
  • FACT: African American adults are 40% more likely to have high blood pressure but are less likely to have their blood pressure under control.*

Learn how to control your blood pressure and live heart healthy at LoveYourHeartSD.org

Blood Donation Helps Maintain Heart Health 

Donating blood is one of the most amazing gifts you can give another human. It is also good for your heart.

Not just all the good feelings you get from helping a neighbor in need, but your heart health reaps the benefits when you give blood. 

The Kuopio Heart Disease Risk study identified an 88% reduced risk of heart attacks in people who donated blood as few as one to two times a year.”** 

“Please join me in donating blood during San Diego’s upcoming Love Your Heart campaign. Not only can you protect your health by knowing your numbers, but you can save lives through the donation of blood.”  Dr. Jennifer M. Tuteur, MD, FAAFP; County of San Diego HHSA 

Watch "Get Fit Challenge #4: Get Heart Healthy" with Dr. Tuteur on YouTube

When you donate, you give your body a chance to remove excess iron, regenerate red blood cells, and the process includes a wellness check-up. Before you donate blood, you receive a mini health screening to determine if you are able to give blood that day. Through a temperature check, pulse and blood pressure reading, and by giving a small blood sample to measure hematocrit levels, our staff ensures you are healthy and safe to donate. 

After donation, all your wellness stats are listed in your donor portal. Many donors see this as a way to monitor their general health and wellness. It's easy to know your numbers not just during heart month but all year long and help the community thrive all at the same time!

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Get Involved with Love Your Heart Week of Action

Find the entire list of free BP screening sites, heart health tips, and Live Well learning events at bit.ly/LYHatHome.

Get the Social Media Toolkit to Share Facts and Heart Health Tips | LiveWell 2022 |

Live Well Blood Pressure 4-Page Love Your Heart Info Packet | Print Packet [English]

Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure | American Heart Association

Get Your Free BP Screening | Find a San Diego Blood Bank Location

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*Facts and information about heart health is sourced from the 2022 LOVE YOUR HEART PROMOTIONAL TOOLKIT. https://www.livewellsd.org/content/livewell/home/love-your-heart/promotional-toolkit.html

**“Donation of blood is associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.” National Center for Biotechnology Information, 1 Sept. 1998, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9737556/.