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HHS and CDC HA-VTE Prevention Challenge

Healthcare-Associated VTE Prevention Challenge Blood clots affect up to 900,000 people in the United States each year, and cause about 100,000 deaths annually. About half of these blood clots happen after a recent hospital stay or surgery. These types of blood clots are referred to as healthcare-associated venous thromboembolism, or HA-VTE. To support and promote…


Patient Input Needed for New Study Involving APS

The Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center at Duke University Medical Center is leading efforts to develop a clinical trial related to the optimal treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic events in persons with antiphospholipid syndrome. The team is looking to enlist the help of one or two patients with APS to participate in designing the study….


NBCA Launches New Online Support Community

The National Blood Clot Alliance, in conjunction with World Thrombosis Day today, proudly announces the launch of its new online Stop the Clot® Support Community, powered by Inspire, as an extension of its Women & Blood Clots program, which NBCA recently launched in partnership with the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation. This new online support…

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World Thrombosis Day HCP Webinar

World Thrombosis Day (WTD) takes place on Tuesday, October 13. In recognition of WTD 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), are co-hosting a special webinar for healthcare professionals (HCPs) about venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pregnancy. During this webinar, Dr. Andra James will discuss…


New Resources About Healthcare Associated VTE Available from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is making available new resources about healthcare associated venous thromboembolism. People who are currently or recently hospitalized, recovering from surgery, or being treated for cancer are at increased risk of developing serious and potentially deadly blood clots. You can access CDC’s main HA-VTE information page by clicking…

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A Resolution to Volunteer | July e-Newsletter

NBCA’s July 2015 e-Newsletter celebrates our wonderful volunteer leadership, right in time to wish everyone a Happy New Year, as NBCA begins its new fiscal 2015/2016 year.  With this new fiscal year comes our Board elections, and we are pleased to introduce our new Executive Committee, including our new Board President Dr. Sara Wassenaar, our…


Patient Volunteers Needed

Patient Volunteers Needed: ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism The American Society of Hematology (ASH) invites volunteers to serve as patient representatives on panels that will develop new clinical practice guidelines about the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of…

June newsletter

The DVT/PE Life: No Control-Z | June Newsletter

NBCA’s June e-Newsletter takes a look at some of the lifestyle issues that NBCA receives the most inquiries about from the VTE community, namely:  Diet and nutrition, exercise, depression and anxiety, and the management of nuisance bleeding.  While you might want to turn back time and undo the blood clot, we’re not computers and there’s…

May newsletter

NBCA May e-Newsletter

NBCA’s May e-Newsletter comes just in time for the summer travel season. In this month’s issue, we look at the increased risk of blood clots connected to long trips, or an extended amount of time in a plane, train, car or automobile. Check it all out here:  May e-Newsletter. You can also check out our previous…


NBCA and Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon Hit the Trail Together

Runners in the upcoming Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) can hit the trail to help raise funds to Stop the Clot® and support the educational efforts of the National Blood Clot Alliance, as NBCA and TRM team up to raise funds that will support the organization’s efforts to increase public awareness about potentially life-threatening blood clots and…