One to Watch: 24 Hours on a Treadmill

Whether you consider yourself a true endurance athlete, a weekend warrior or gym rat, or even if you’re more inclined to spend your free time sprawled out on the couch, this is an event that you won’t want to miss if you’re interested in helping NBCA advance its mission, and if you want to watch…

Just in Time for Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

SHOP TO STOP THE CLOT.  Get your Holiday Shopping underway at Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient…

Treatment Adherence Compared between Nonvalvular AFib Patients Using XARELTO (rivaroxaban) and Those Using warfarin

New data from a study published online in Current Medical Research and Opinion and co-authored by researchers at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, American distributor of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban), indicate that rivaroxaban is associated with significantly greater adherence rates for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) as compared to warfarin.  Other oral anti-coagulant medications were not included in this comparison. Medication non-adherence…

Golf Tournament “For a Probable Koz” Benefits NBCA

On May 22, a golf tournament to benefit NBCA was held at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The tournament was held in memory of Rob Koziura, who was 31 years old when he died unexpectedly from DVT in January of 2013. Rob was admitted to the ICU with blood clots in…

CASSIUS

Son Shine is a piece he has held on to for several years as a personal tribute to his mom. This year Cassius decided to share it with the rest of the world, to let those who have suffered a similar loss know they are not alone and to inspire those with mothers to cherish…

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…

The Who, What, When and Why of Blood Clot Awareness Month

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, an observance conceived in a bipartisan manner through the sponsorship efforts of Congresswomaen Lois Capps (D-CA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who experienced the tragedy of blood clots through loved ones.  Rep. Capps’ husband, former Rep. Walter Capps died prematurely of a PE in 2006 as did Rep. McMorris…

Walk to Stop the Clot Los Angeles a Huge Success!

A delightful December morning brought together a wonderful array of family and friends to walk at the beautiful Shoreline Park in Long Beach. With the support of the NBCA community, family and friends, and the generosity of more than 200 donors, the event exceeded the fundraising goal and greatly enhanced the NBCA name and mission in…

Dear Friend, Deborah Tyler had never been happier.  She had a fulfilling job, a devoted boyfriend, and a family that was loving and supportive – including a twin sister, Mary, with whom she shared a special bond.  At 33, life was good and the future seemed bright. But two summers ago Deborah’s life came to…