National Blood Clot Alliance
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) foresees a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly.
Blood Clot Education for Patients & Professionals
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot typically in one leg that can break loose and travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism (PE), a medical emergency that can result in death in about 1 of every 3 people with PE. It is important to know your risk for DVT and PE. Some risk factors include a hospital or nursing home stay, major surgery, trauma, hip or knee replacement, obesity, older age, immobility, or family history of clots or clotting disorders. Know the signs and symptoms. Safe use of blood thinners is key to treat DVT/PE and to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The National Blood Clot Alliance is a patient advocacy group to promote awareness of risk, prevention and treatment of blood clots. Learn more...
Featured Patient StoryEric Ellington was healthy and active, when he had a seemingly unexplained DVT while he was pursuing a Master's degree. More...
DVT / PE Resources
- Signs and Symptoms of DVT & PE
- Blood Clot Risk Tool
- Blood Clot Risk and What You Can Do
- Blood Clot (DVT) Treatment
- Blood Clot Incidence Map
- Frequently Asked Questions