The 18th annual blood analysis program, co-sponsored by Wood County Hospital Foundation and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will take place on April 29 from 7-10:30 a.m.

This comprehensive blood analysis screening is for multiple health risk indicators including, but not limited to, blood sugar, blood count, kidney function, electrolytes, liver function and lipid profile and requires a 10-hour fast.

Cost of the testing is $50 for chamber investors and $60 for non-investors. The value of this testing is over $300. Those registering also have the option to add a PSA or TSH-thyroid tests for an additional $25 each.

The results of this fasting blood test should be used as a guide to determine current health status and should not take the place of routine physicals. A report providing all test results will be available through the Wood County Hospital portal or sent to a physician.

Proceeds from the event will go to support the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Wood County Hospital Foundation Scholarship Funds. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards one collegiate and one high school scholarship to chamber-affiliated students for their studies at Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College. The Wood County Hospital Foundation Scholarship is designated for full-time undergraduate students at BGSU in the College of Health and Human Services majoring in a program related to the allied health profession. The scholarship is awarded annually to one student.

Appointments are required and can be made on-line at or call the chamber office at 419-353-7945. Registrations will be taken until April 14, or until all available appointments are filled. Prepayment is required at the time of registration by form of cash, check or credit card. Credit card payments can be made via the chamber website and will incur a 4% service fee.

This event serves this community on multiple levels and is made possible from with the help of the Blood Analysis Project Team. These members include Wendy Headley of A.A. Green Realty, Pat Scholl of Cooper Standard, Tari Christoff of Premier Bank, David Shilling of the BG Vision Center and Cristy Walton from the Wood County Hospital. Volunteer opportunities are available for the day of the event.