Stop the Clot 5K in Memory of Anna

May 2, 2015 – Stop the Clot 5K in Memory of Anna Frutiger Members of Zeta Alpha Pi at Kenyon College organize this annual event to honor the memory of their sister, Anna Frutiger, who suffered a fatal deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in 2010, just a month after her 23rd birthday. To Support…

Colleen Meredith’s Blood Clot Story

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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…

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…

Asher’s Story

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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…

Mike Morelli’s Blood Clot Story

The personal story below is intended for informational purposes only. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) holds the rights to all content that appears on its website. The use by another organization or online group of any content on NBCA’s website, including patient stories that appear here, does not imply that NBCA is connected to…

Carly Morrell’s Blood Clot Story

The personal story below is intended for informational purposes only. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) holds the rights to all content that appears on its website. The use by another organization or online group of any content on NBCA’s website, including the patient stories that appear here, does not imply that NBCA is connected…

Blood Clot Resources for Athletes

Resources for Athletes Venous thrombosis in athletes. (2013) Article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (Abstract only) Authors: Grabowski G, Whiteside WK, Kanwisher M. Skater Tara Lipinski Speaks Out About DVT (2011) from NIH Medline Plus National Institutes of Health Venous Thromboembolism and Marathon Athletes (2013) A patient oriented article that discusses why…