Rail campaign keeps blood pressure on right track

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Rail campaign keeps blood pressure on right track

Commuters are being encouraged to get their blood pressure on the right track as part of a national rail advertising campaign during Know your Numbers! Week 2009 (7-13 September), organised by UK charity the Blood Pressure Association.

Hundreds of posters asking 'Are you the one in three?' are appearing at national train stations, and selected tram and underground stations across the country in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your blood pressure numbers.

Platforms and tickets halls at around 60 train stations - from Scotland to Cornwall - will be featuring the posters which encourage every adult to find their nearest 'Pressure Station' for a free blood pressure check during the event.

The adverts can also be seen on trams in Croydon, Birmingham, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton, along with the capital's underground escalators at Liverpool Street, Balham, London Bridge, Brixton, Waterloo and Tooting Bec tube stations.

The campaign aims to encourage people, like busy commuters, who may not otherwise have time to make an appointment with their GP, to take advantage of free blood pressure checks.

Around 1,500 Pressure Stations will be taking part in this year's campaign, offering free blood pressure checks at convenient venues like train stations, shopping centres and workplaces during Know your Numbers! Week.

Find out more about Know your Numbers! Week 2009, including where you can get your free blood pressure check from 7-13 September.

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