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NBCA Awarded New CDC Grant

BREAKING:  The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  With this new grant, NBCA will expand its efforts to increase public awareness about DVT/PE .  NBCA is pleased to have the opportunity to continue its…

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Accreditation Renewed for Online Curriculum

The National Blood Clot Alliance announces new accreditation of the widely used, web-based online curriculum titled Stop the Clot™ – What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know.  This online curriculum about DVT/PE provides no-cost contact hours for healthcare professionals.  As a self-paced, interactive online course, it provides the most current foundational information on assessing and managing…

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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, November 6, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern.  Gary Raskob, PhD, Chair of NBCA’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, and Dean, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center,…

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FREE DVT/PE PATIENT WEBINAR SCHEDULED FOR WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY

The National Blood Clot Alliance is pleased to be partnering with the Anticoagulation Forum and Clot Connect as joint sponsors of an important online learning opportunity or webinar for people affected by blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).  This one-hour, live webinar will take place on the Internet, Monday, October…

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NATIONAL BLOOD CLOT ALLIANCE NAMES NEW CEO

Randy Fenninger to Lead Organization With Strategic Focus Aimed at Increasing Recognition of Life-Threatening Blood Clots and Their Impact on Public Health Rockville, MD – August 20, 2014 – The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots, announces the appointment…

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CASSIUS

Son Shine is a piece he has held on to for several years as a personal tribute to his mom. This year Cassius decided to share it with the rest of the world, to let those who have suffered a similar loss know they are not alone and to inspire those with mothers to cherish…

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National Blood Clot Alliance Testimony

Statement for the Record Presented by the National Blood Clot Alliance to the House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies March 28, 2014 The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to submit this statement in support of increased appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for the Centers…

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Colleen Meredith’s Blood Clot Story

My name is Colleen Meredith and my first experience with blood clots occurred my second year of college after having a lobectomy (a surgical procedure that removes a lobe of one of the lungs). I was on my university’s soccer team for my university, and I felt like I was always ill to the point…

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Leading Medical Organizations Join Forces Globally to Launch First-Ever World Thrombosis Day

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis partners with thrombosis related organizations from every continent to launch World Thrombosis Day focused on single cause of top 3 cardiovascular deaths worldwide Chapel Hill, N.C., U.S.A – Bringing together nations and local communities to tackle thrombosis, the quiet, underlying disorder that is the common mechanism of the world’s three…