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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…

World Thrombosis Day

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…

Paul Zaruba’s Story

One of NBCA’s MVVs (Most Valuable Volunteers), Paul Zaruba, is responsible for creating a successful Walk to Stop the Clot® in Sykesville, Maryland in 2013, and is now hard at work on this year’s Walk event, to be held in Columbia, Maryland on May 17, 2014. For more information about the Walk, click here. Paul…

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Message from NBCA’s CEO Joe Isaacs

Recognizing Blood Clot Awareness Month on Capitol Hill “So You Think You Can’t Get A Blood Clot? Think Again!” NBCA’s first-ever Capitol Hill Briefing, was held March 14 in Washington, DC to recognize National Blood Clot Awareness Month.  I am delighted to report it was a grand success.  At this special luncheon event, NBCA imparted…

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Asher’s Story

Among those presenting at the March 14 awareness month briefing were Jennifer and James DeBouver, recent Army veterans who shared the heart wrenching story of their infant son.  Both parents now work for the Department of Labor.  When Jennifer was 26 weeks pregnant with Asher James, doctors discovered that he had a heart condition called Aortic Stenosis…