The 37th Annual AMBA AMBA (Annual Multiphasic Blood Analysis) blood screening event sponsored by the Susquehanna Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. (formerly Owego BPW) will be held May 7 and 14, 2011. To set an appointment for “Fasting Blood work”, call (800) 234-8888.
This community project started in the Spring of 1974 when the BPW club held the first AMBA Screening in the Grange Hall on Glenmary Drive. Soon the Grange Hall was not able to accommodate the growing participation of the community. The club then moved the event the Owego United Methodist Church and used their Fellowship Hall. As the low cost AMBA screening proved to be great value for the people of the community and continued to grow, it moved to the Owego High School on Elm Street and finally to its present location at the Owego Apalachin Elementary School, on Christa Mcauliffe Lane.
The AMBA screening is a valuable tool with results mailed to you and your doctor; blood is drawn by licensed phlebotomists and analyzed by certified lab technicians. Patients are comforted to get back a normal blood work level report. Finding abnormalities such as anemia, high blood sugar level, poor kidney and identifying liver function allows early detection and attention to potential illnesses before the issue becomes chronic.
The Susquehanna Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. would like to thank the community for its support of AMBA for the past 37 years. The $5.00 donation collected by the club is the basis for which the organization gives scholarships to six high school seniors in our county.