Community, The Braxton Democrat

Braxton County Memorial Hospital Blood Screening Draws Over 300 People

WVU Medicine Braxton County Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with Braxton County Rotary Club, held a blood screening concluding on April 29. During this seven-day event, participants could receive a basic panel of blood tests for the reduced price of $35. An estimated 324 people participated in the event.
At the helm of this event from BCMH (Braxton County Memorial Hospital) was Laboratory Manager Kimberly Frazier. Ms. Frazier stated, “The screening is very appreciated by the community. I always receive numerous good comments, but the ones I am most encouraged by are the people who comment they could not afford this testing without the reduced pricing offered.”
This event would not have been possible without the collaboration with the local Braxton County Rotary Club. The club’s motto,” Service above Self,” speaks for itself when you see the work put into this event by their organization. Sally Howard, a volunteer from the rotary said, “This event is one way we can help give back to the community…”
Saturday had the largest turnout with 110 people registered for the event. One of the nurses that took the time to help was Lauryn Jarvis. Ms. Jarvis said, “I feel as though we positively impact each patient, and we could possibly be saving their life as well as bringing issues they may not know about to the light. I hope we continue to work with the Braxton Rotary Club to ensure affordable patient care in our community.”