Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Whitfield

This February, we’re honored to celebrate and recognize Charlie Whitfield for his amazing impact during the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Charlie first came to Team Stop the Clot® less than two months before marathon day. Having already qualified and received entry into the marathon, Charlie was looking to run for a cause to…

Volunteer Spotlight: The Sorace Family

“When doctors told us that it was a blood clot, we could not believe it. We were blind-sided because we did not know much about blood clots and we thought it only happened to adults.” – Gianni’s mother, Rebecca Sorace As NBCA kicks off the New Year, we are honoring the Sorace family as our…

Volunteer Spotlight: Ann and Peter McAvinn

Introducing NBCA’s December Volunteers of the Month, Ann and Peter McAvinn. The McAvinn’s live in Wellesley, Massachusetts, a small town outside of Boston. We are honoring Ann and Peter this month in recognition of their selfless contributions and dedication to the National Blood Clot Alliance. After Ann’s brother, James Bredin, died suddenly at the age…

Volunteer Spotlight: Ben and Kara King

Last month, Ben and Kara King celebrated their seventh consecutive year hosting the Austin 5k Fun Run/1 Mile Walk to Stop the Clot®, which is NBCA’s longest running annual volunteer organized event. This month, we are honoring Ben and Kara for their commitment to raising funds and awareness for NBCA, and for their passion for…

Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Kean

“Being a two time survivor of pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in my lungs), this cause is near and dear to my heart. Blood clots are responsible for 274 deaths per day in the United States.” – Phil Kean As NBCA kicks off its fall running season, we are honoring marathoner and two-time pulmonary embolism survivor…

Volunteer Spotlight: Denise Englert

“I would like to thank the National Blood Clot Alliance for helping us to understand what happened to our son.  Everyone we have spoken to at your organization has been very kind, understanding and helpful. We appreciate that very much, especially at a time when we could make no sense out of what had happened…

Treatment Centers Specializing in Thrombosis and Thrombophilia

Below is a list of Treatment Centers Specializing in Thrombosis and Thrombophilia. They are listed alphabetically by the state they are located in. Please note, hemophilia treatment centers, or HTCs, that provide care for thrombosis and thrombophilia, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are marked with a double asterisk (**) below….

Volunteer Spotlight: Dan Flanagan

Dan Flanagan became involved with NBCA in 2011 after the tragic passing of his father, Jim Flanagan. Jim had a clotting disorder and a history of blood clots over a 20 year period. Despite being on blood thinners, living a healthy lifestyle and seeing his doctor regularly, he suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in January…

American Heart Association Vascular Disease Survey

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20%, and reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%, by the year 2020.  Part of that goal includes improving the vascular health of all Americans….

Volunteer Spotlight: Alison Sneag

This month, NBCA honors volunteer Alison Sneag for her commitment to raising funds and awareness through annual Walk To Stop The Clot® events. Alison contacted NBCA following surgery for a near fatal, yet uncommon, sagittal sinus thrombosis/cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), or a clot in the large vein of the brain. Interested in learning more…