Go red for your heart

One in two adults has high blood pressure, and few have it under control, which can lead to severe and chronic health issues. The Human Capital Management Benefits Department is going red during February to help team Dallas ISD members be aware of risks and improve their heart health.

The campaign will include tips on preventing heart health issues, high blood pressure screenings, and opportunities to help others.

In partnership with Carter Blood Care, the Benefits Department will host a blood drive at the Linus D. Wright Administration Building. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the United States requires a blood transfusion. By donating blood, people can help those injured in accidents, undergoing cancer treatments and battling blood diseases.

 The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the administration building in Room 1350. To see if you are eligible to donate blood, click here, and to sign up, click here.

In partnership with Health Services, the Benefits Department will host two blood pressure screening dates in the Administration Building:  11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Room 206 and on Feb. 22 in Room 205. Screenings at campuses will also be available through the school nurses. No need to sign up.

Also, if you Go Red by wearing red during the week of Feb. 13-17 to support heart health awareness, you can wear jeans one day during that week. 

For more information and tips, please visit the Benefits website.

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