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Webinar for Health Professionals

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders, is hosting an important webinar for health professionals on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern. Greg Maynard, MD, MSc, SFHM, a member of NBCA’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, a hospitalist, and also Clinical Professor of Medicine, and…


Three NBA Players Struck by Blood Clots in Recent Weeks

In the span of roughly one month, three well known players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) were struck by blood clots. Most recently, on Saturday, February 21, the Miami Heat confirmed that their 2015 NBA All-Star Chris Bosh would miss the remainder of the season due to blood clots in his lung. Just a…

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New Format, Take a Look – NBCA Feb e-Newsletter

NBCA’s February e-Newsletter is focused on atrial fibrillation, or AFib, in recognition of National Heart Health Month.  Check out our new format and keep an eye out for upcoming monthly issues that will keep you informed of new information and events important to people affected by blood clots, their families, healthcare providers, and the public….


New White House Healthcare Coverage Awareness Campaign Features Blood Clot Patient

ICYMI:  As the February 15 deadline to obtain healthcare coverage approaches, NBCA learned that the White House, in an effort to optimize enrollment for healthcare coverage among younger people, has targeted professional video gaming, or e-sports, to appeal to a more youthful sub-segment of the public. In a recent PSA focused on the importance of…

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FDA Recall of Blood Clot Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, the initiation of an ongoing Class 1 recall of several models of Covidien’s Trellis 6 and Trellis 8 peripheral infusion systems, specifically manufactured at the company’s plant in Minnesota. These Trellis machines are used by doctors to remove blood clots in the deep veins…

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