Upcoming Events

August 9, 2014 – The Deveraux Hubbard II Stop the Clot Walk, Run and Trot.  Location:  Richwoods High School, 6301 University Street, Peoria, IL, 61614. Check in is at 8:00 am and the walk/run kicks off at 9:30 am.  Deveraux passed away on December 16, 2013 from a pulmonary embolism. He was a 19 year…

Kathy Summerfelt

Kathy Summerfelt’s Blood Clot Story

My name is Kathy and I survived pulmonary emboli in 2003. I remember as young as 12 years old feeling pain in my chest. When I asked in 1979 it was dismissed as growing pains. When I asked a doctor in 1989 I was told it was panic attacks. I spent years thinking that I…

Justin Sexton

In Memory of Justin Sexton

Justin Sexton’s Blood Clot Story as Told by his Mother Tina Sexton A little about Justin. He was a loving, kind, helpful, amazing boy. He always loved and wanted to help everyone. He had a heart of gold. He had a great sense of humor, and he loved his family and friends so much. He…

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Alere Initiates Voluntary Urgent Product Recall of Alere INRatio®2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips

Healthcare Professionals Should Stop Using Strips Contact: Consumer: 844-292-5373 Media: Jackie Lustig 781-314-4009 Jackie.Lustig@alere.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 6, 2014 – WALTHAM, Mass. – Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR) has initiated a voluntary Class 1 recall in the U.S. of the Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips (PN 99008G2). This action is a result of complaints of…

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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…

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…