Blood Clot Awareness Month 2023: anyBODY Can Get a Blood Clot
Blood Clot Awareness Month
March is Blood Clot Awareness Month!
March is Blood Clot Awareness Month!
March is Blood Clot Awareness Month (BCAM), which provides a crucial opportunity to share life-saving information about blood clots on a larger and more far-reaching scale.
This year’s theme, “anyBODY Can Get a Blood Clot,” highlights that blood clots do not discriminate. They can affect anyone, of all shapes and sizes, of any age, ethnicity, race, or gender. Truly anybody can get a blood clot.
However, fewer than 6% of Americans know what a blood clot is and how it can be prevented.
Blood clots affect as many as 900,000 Americans each year. And complications from blood clots kill one person every six minutes in the United States.
YOU can help us change that.
Take action during Blood Clot Awareness Month:
Share Your Blood Clot Story
Help us spread the word that anybody can get a blood clot, and the many signs and symptoms that can be associated with a blood clot diagnosis. We’re asking our community members to share their blood clot experience, or the experience of a loved one, by submitting a short video or written story. The stories and videos will be shared on @StoptheClot social media and website throughout March.
Spread the Word on Social Media
Social media is one of the best ways to share life-saving information on a far-reaching scale. NBCA put together a collection of pre-made social media graphics and posts for Blood Clot Awareness Month.
Download the BCAM 2023 Community Social Media Toolkit
Register for the 100,000 Reasons Challenge
Blood clots do not discriminate. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or race. Join the National Blood Clot Alliance 100,000 Reasons Challenge as we urgently race to Stop the Clot®.
Sign up to ride, run, walk, or move your body during this 31-day virtual challenge. Make your miles matter and help us raise $100,000 and reach 100,000 people in honor of the 100,000 who die each year from preventable blood clots.
Urge Congress to Support Blood Clot Awareness Funding
Did you know there is little federal funding for blood clot education and awareness efforts in the United States? Help the National Blood Clot Alliance advocate for funding to support new education and awareness programs to reach the public with life-saving information about blood clots. Just type in your zip code and send an email or letter to your Congressional representatives.
Donate or Fundraise for Blood Clot Awareness Month
Our work would not be possible without the support of our generous donors and volunteers. Make a tax-deductible donation or create your own fundraising page this month! Your tax-deductible gift will immediately go to work helping to advance the prevention, early diagnosis, and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots. And everyone who donates or raises $100 or more during Blood Clot Awareness Month will receive a special BCAM t-shirt!
Become a Community Thrombassador
NBCA Community Thrombassador program is a network of patients, caregivers, and family members committed to spreading blood clot education, awareness, and prevention in their communities. In partnership with local organizations, Thrombassadors share their personal stories—and life-saving information—about blood clots. Thrombassadors promote the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening blood clots among their neighbors, friends, and colleagues.
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