Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Wassenaar, DDS

Eight years ago, Drs. Sara Wassenaar and Rich Frutiger lost their daughter, Anna Frutiger, a month after her 23rd birthday due to a blood clot in her lung, also known as pulmonary embolism or PE. Anna had an undiagnosed blood clot in her leg, also known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Shortly after Anna’s…

Volunteer Spotlight: Peter Kouides, MD

Dr. Peter Kouides is a highly regarded hematologist at Rochester General Hospital and the medical director of the Mary M. Gooley Hemophiia Treatment Center, where he has served since 1998. He is also the current President of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA), and serves on NBCA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board….

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Streiff, MD

As chair of NBCA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MASAB), it could be said that Dr. Mike Streiff is deserving of our Volunteer of the Month designation twelve months out of the year. Dr. Streiff is a renowned expert in venous thromboembolism (VTE), and globally recognized for his research in the field. For example, Dr. Streiff…

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Brovdender

Thirty-five year old Ali Senser died of a pulmonary embolism (PE), or blood clot in her lung, within 48 hours of giving birth to her third daughter in March of 2016. Her mother, Donna Brovender, reached out to NBCA almost exactly one year later. She was determined to get involved and make a difference in…

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…