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Hy-Vee Offering 1K Free Anemia Screenings In May

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Hy-Vee will provide 1,000 free anemia screenings in May at select stores throughout its eight-state area, becoming the first retailer in the U.S. to offer the service.  

Health experts estimate that as many as three million Americans have anemia, a condition where the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body. The most common form of anemia is iron deficiency anemia, where the body doesn’t get enough iron from food to create healthy cells. 

People with anemia often experience tiredness, weakness and shortness of breath. A Hy-Vee dietitian will perform a finger stick to collect a blood sample to determine the customer’s risk for the condition and provide results within minutes.  

Registration is required and can be done online. Once signed up, a local Hy-Vee dietitian will contact customers to schedule screenings based on availability. 

Provided in partnership with Sanguina, The screenings are available while supplies last.

In addition, Hy-Vee dietitians will offer several  events throughout the month to support customers’ wellness journeys:  

Free dietitian discovery session

People can jumpstart their health journey by scheduling a free session to learn about the different services available and choose the right program for their needs. 

The sessions – offered virtually, by phone or in person – are also available in Spanish.

Free virtual wellness class

A dietitian will hold a free virtual class, Understanding Anemia, from noon-12:30 p.m. May 8, covering important topics while highlighting simple recipes and go-to products. Registration is available online. 

About Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 550 business units across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $13 billion annually.

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