Travel and Blood Clots

Preventing Travel-Related Blood Clots: A “Passport to Safety”

As holidays or vacation time approaches, it is never too early to think about protecting yourself from the risk of blood clots when you travel for more than four hours – whether it is by plane, train, car or bus.

The National Blood Clot Alliance has published a one page “Passport to Safety” that provides a common-sense guide to what you need to know to prevent blood clots when you are traveling for long distances.

To download a PDF version of NBCA’s “Passport to Safety,” click here.

In-Flight Fitness

Don’t let cramped conditions put you at risk for blood clots. Keep your body moving, even when traveling by airplane, or seated in a car, bus or train: In-Flight and Seated Fitness Tips

Additional Resources

Mini PEP Talk: Holiday Travel Tips for VTE Prevention

As holidays or vacation time approaches, it is never too early to think about protecting yourself from the risk of blood clots when you travel. Learn travel tips from fellow blood clot patients who think about this every day – NBCA President Leslie Lake & Board member, Todd Robertson.


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