BANNOCKBURN, Ill. A leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors designed for home use announced a donation to the American Society of Hypertension's awareness initiative.
Omron Healthcare said it donated more than $30,000 worth of its home blood pressure monitors and pedometers to ASH's Hypertension Community Outreach Initiative, which was held last week, which featured complimentary blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings in New York. The donation included 200 home blood pressure monitors and 300 pedometers, which were provided to screening participants so that they could easily track their health and fitness goals in their efforts to prevent or fight hypertension.
“Hypertension can lead to serious health problems like heart attacks and stroke. We were thrilled to be able to make a donation to the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. that is making a concerted effort to make people aware of these issues,” said Jim Li, executive director medical affairs, Omron Healthcare, Inc. “Regularly checking your blood pressure is important, and this was a great way for Omron to show our commitment to making it easier for consumers to do that with clinically proven accurate products at home.”