IU Northwest to Host Wellness Fair, Blood Drive on November 20

rot1As Northwest Indiana’s leader in health education, the Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing and College of Health and Human Services is proud to accept blood donations and will offer important health screenings to the greater community at their annual Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Savannah Center lobby.

Available services include lab work, free health screenings and health information. Organized by IU Northwest senior nursing students, the fair is themed “Harvest Your Health and Fall Into Fitness!”

Lab workups include, but are not limited to: a wellness profile; hemoglobin A1C (diabetes screen); thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings. Free health screenings include blood pressure screenings, bone density screenings and HIV testing.

Lab work will be conducted between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Savannah Center, rooms 205 and 206. Those participating in the wellness profile must fast for 12 hours and may only drink black coffee or water during the fast.

The wellness profile lab work is $23. Prices will vary for additional lab work.

Payment is due the day of the test. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Appointments are not necessary.

In conjunction with the wellness fair, the Student Nurses Association is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Moraine Student Center.

The Savannah Center is located in the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary.

For more information, contact Clinical Coordinator Glenda Dexter-Brown at (219) 980-6619 or email her at gbrown@iun.edu.

For information about parking at IU Northwest, please visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/.

About Indiana University Northwest
As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home. IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit www.iun.edu.