Community Blood Screening Program Set for Nov. 3 in Tyrone

AMBUCS in Blair County in partnership with Tyrone Hospital, Advanced Regional Center for Ankle & Foot Care and Joshua House is offering a Blood Screening Program.  

The blood screening includes 36 tests designed to assist with early detection of disease. The screening will be available for a cost of $45.   

An optional test for prostate specific antigen (PSA) will be offered at an additional cost of $20. A free foot and ankle screening will also be provided by podiatrist Dr. Christina Rowe from Advanced Regional Center for Ankle & Foot Care.

The blood screening will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Joshua House located at 123 W. 10th St., Tyrone, PA 16686 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Registration for the screening is required. You may register by calling the Tyrone Hospital laboratory at 814-684-6384.  Please specify if you are registering for the blood screening, foot & ankle screening or for both.

In accordance with Pennsylvania law, please be prepared at the time of registration to provide the name of a physician or to choose a doctor to receive and interpret their test results.

Proceeds from the blood screening will benefit disabled individuals in Blair County and neighboring communities.

Founded in 1922, National AMBUCS™ Inc. AMBUCS is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.  That mission is fulfilled by performing various forms of community service, awarding scholarships to therapists, and providing AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles to individuals who are unable to operate traditional bikes.  Currently there are over 5,500 AMBUCS members spread out in more than 130 chapters in 28 different states. For more information, please visit AMBUCS.org.

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