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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…

Colleen Meredith

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…

Upcoming Events

Shop to Stop the Clot! - Georgetown, KY – Lexington, KY –  Boulder, CO Volunteer Trysh Thompson is organizing a few different events described on her Shop to Stop the Clot Facebook page. For details and information, please email Trysh at tryshthompson@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ShoptoStoptheClot Stop the Clot 5K in Memory of Anna Frutiger – Gambier, Ohio April 19,…

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NBCA Awareness Month Activities

March 14 and 28 Capitol Hill Briefings The NBCA will host two awareness briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC – one for staff from the U.S. House of Representatives on March 14, and one for U.S. Senate staff on March 28. The theme: “So You Think You Can’t Get a Blood Clot?  Think Again!”…

The Federal Government’s Role in Blood Clot Prevention

CDC funding for blood disorders to address conditions affecting millions with blood clots, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease was $19.9 million in 2010, with less than 5% of this being devoted to blood clot prevention. Shockingly, this overall funding has not steadily risen in response to need and advances that have been made, but rather has been cut by…