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CDC Webinar: March 3, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Blood Disorders (DBD), will hold the next in its ongoing series of public health webinars about blood disorders, on Thursday, March 3, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern. During this webinar — Assessing the Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized  Medical Patients — Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, will discuss…

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THSNA Summit 2016 – Register Now

Join us at THSNA Summit 2016 April 14-16 (Pre-Conferences April 14) Chicago, IL       3rd Annual Summit of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America April 14-16, 2016 | Chicago, IL The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) will hold its 3rd comprehensive scientific meeting dedicated to thrombosis and hemostasis…

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New Comprehensive Clinical Guidance in VTE

New detailed consensus guidance from 58 leading experts on treating Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) appears in this month’s Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis and is being made available free, online as open source material. The Anticoagulation Forum initiated this comprehensive guidance project to inform a wide range of healthcare providers about treatments for this life threatening condition and provide easily accessible information about therapies that can…

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Medication Safety Campaign Call

Join Jack Ansell, MD, MACP, a member of NBCA’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, and NBCA CEO Randy Fenninger, during the upcoming Medication Safety Campaign Call being hosted by the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC). The event is taking place Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern, and will address the question: Is patient self-management a key…

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A Renewed Commitment to You | Dec e-Newsletter

Just as the passing of winter promises the coming arrival of spring, the Winter Solstice promises renewal of commitment and hope for the year ahead. With the coming of this year’s Solstice, which falls on December 22, the National Blood Clot Alliance is renewing its commitment to you and the community of individuals affected by blood…

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Navigating Health Insurance Choices

NBCA recently partnered with the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) to provide information on blood clots and how people affected by them may have special health insurance needs.  The purpose of the NDNRC is to provide cross-disability information and support to health insurance navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive…

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Spread Cheer and Spread the Word™

Blood clots can affect anyone, but they can also be prevented by knowing your risks and recognizing signs and symptoms. As you gather with family and friends to celebrate this holiday season, you can spread holiday cheer, and also Spread the Word™ about blood clots. As you raise a glass to toast the season, talk…

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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…

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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….

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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…