BANNOCKBURN, Ill., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc., the number one brand recommended by doctors in the home blood pressure category, announced today its donation of 300 blood pressure monitors worth more than $30,000 to the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). The donation will be used by ASH to provide free blood pressure screenings to high-risk, underserved individuals across all New York boroughs, Long Island and northern New Jersey.
"High blood pressure can lead to serious health problems like heart attack and stroke, which is why it is important to get your blood pressure checked regularly," said Jim Li, Omron Healthcare's executive director, medical affairs. "We are thrilled to be able to make a donation to the American Society of Hypertension that is making a concerted effort to make people aware of these issues."
Complimentary blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings will be conducted at the New York Hilton & Towers for its employees. There also will be additional screenings open to the public in other areas of New York City.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc., located in Bannockburn, IL, is the North and South American sales and marketing office of Omron Healthcare Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. With more than 100 million monitors sold worldwide to date, Omron Healthcare Group was the first to introduce manual and digital blood pressure monitors into the home healthcare market. Omron Healthcare offers innovative products and medical devices for use in sites ranging from hospitals to the home in the blood pressure monitoring, fitness diagnostics, thermometry, and respiratory categories. Omron Healthcare markets clinically proven products that provide accurate health information to consumers and physicians and support positive lifestyle changes and health improvement. For more information, visit www.omronhealthcare.com.
About the American Society of Hypertension, Inc.
The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest U.S. professional organization of scientific investigators and healthcare professionals committed to eliminating hypertension and its consequences. ASH is dedicated to promoting strategies to prevent hypertension and to improving the care of patients with hypertension and associated disorders. The Society serves as a scientific forum that bridges current hypertension research with effective clinical treatment strategies for patients. For more information, please visit www.ash-us.org.
SOURCE Omron Healthcare, Inc.