Rotary prepares for Blood Screenings


BUCKHANNON — The Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur conducted a regular meeting via Zoom Tuesday.  Members discussed business along with their upcoming projects and listened to Bob Skinner’s program as Wesleyan’s newly appointed Senior Advisor to President Thierstein, who touched on the college’s recent decisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rotary’s Blood Screening events will start September 5 and continue every other Saturday until October 31, from 7 to 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The events will be held September 5 and 19, as well as October 3, 17 and 31; however, the only remaining appointment availability is for October 31. Particular times can be found at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20094018&template=weekly&PHPSESSID=efdn7r51clriijf877i8bk18oq&fbclid=IwAR2Zw2gParxI-IL_7nnxfcDyJDvhlBLTDxP5r2246PuU9cpvWE0VDsDWvrw.

The basic blood screening will be $35, but they will offer additional blood work as well. Thyroid testing will be $5, Hemoglobin A1C testing for $15, Colon Cancer screening for $5, Prostate testing will be available for $20 and new additional tests for the Hepatitis C antibody will be offered for $20. Appointments and face coverings are required. Contact the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur Facebook page or call (681) 433-9476 to make an appointment.

The club is currently planning a blood drive for October 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall. This will also provide those who donate blood with testing for COVID antibodies.

The Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur will continue to meet every first and third Tuesday of the month at noon virtually through Zoom until further notice. The group always welcomes new members and guests interested in joining their organization. For access to the meetings or information on joining the organization, contact Club President Julie Keehner at (304) 472-4541.

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