NBCA Community Thrombassadors

NBCA Community Thrombassadors is a network of patients and caregivers committed to spreading blood clot education, awareness, and prevention in their communities on a volunteer basis. In partnership with local organizations, Thrombassadors share their personal stories—and life-saving information—about blood clots.

NBCA hosts trainings for Thrombassadors where members learn their roles and expectations, resources available, speaking and media guidelines, blood clot terminology and statistics, and how to be the best blood clot advocate possible. Certified Thrombassadors will be able to host their own education and awareness events on behalf of the NBCA.


“Joining the Community Thrombassador Program has allowed me to establish connections in my local community. I have had some of the best conversations with people of all ages in my career as a health educator.”- Erica Sun, NBCA Community Thrombassador


Thrombassadors are currently represented in 32 states across the United States and in three additional countries: Canada, Kenya, and Scotland.



“Being a Thrombassador has been such an honor and privilege. Sharing my knowledge and experience as a pulmonary embolism survivor has allowed me to take a traumatic event and use it for good through driving awareness and education.” – Dan Walsh, NBCA Community Thrombassador


2024 Q1 Thrombassador Metrics

January 1 – March 31, 2024


  • 114 total trained Thrombassadors
  • 570 volunteer hours
  • 54 community events
  • 282,323, people reached

2024 Q1 Thrombassador Metrics

2023 Fall/Winter Thrombassador Metrics

2023 Q2 Thrombassador Metrics

2023 Q1 Thrombassador Metrics

2022 Thrombassador Metrics

Community Thrombassador Job Description

Staff support: Stephanie Martinez, Development and Community Outreach Associate
Length of commitment: One year term (renewable)
Time involvement: Varies depending on activity

Key Responsibilities

  1. Participate in Thrombassador training session, submit quarterly metrics, and attend annual town hall and awards ceremony.
  2. Host awareness presentations or events (virtual and in person) throughout the year.
  3. Establish partnerships with local organizations.
  4. Make reasonable efforts to target and reach high-risk and diverse populations.
  5. Conduct outreach to local media outlets for event/program coverage.
  6. Recommend program improvements, new policies, and resources as needed in order to be successful in fulfilling duties.
  7. Track program metrics and report key data on an ongoing basis using standard format and tools that NBCA provides.
  8. Make reasonable efforts to recruit additional Thrombassadors.
  9. Make efforts to create connections with local elected officials to help expand NBCA’s national policy agenda and grassroots advocacy network.


  1. Display a strong interest and commitment to NBCA’s mission.
  2. Ability to make the necessary time commitment.
  3. Access to their own transportation (local) and webcam-enabled computer.


Onboarding orientation, digital tools, promotional items and materials, staff support, quarterly check-ins and training updates, $500 annual stipend for program-associated costs such as venue fees, food/drink, travel, etc. Must make reasonable efforts to undergo continuing education as available.

Interested in becoming an official Community Thrombassador?

To take the first step toward becoming a Thrombassador, we invite you to complete this pre-registration form below. By providing some details about yourself and sharing your motivation for joining the program, you will help us better assess your suitability for this vital role. All applicants will be considered, with preference given to existing volunteers. An NBCA team member will be in touch with more details and the official training registration link as soon as possible.

*Please note: We have a policy in place that encourages individuals to wait six months following their diagnosis before becoming a Thrombassador. This is to ensure that individuals have adequate time to focus on their own recovery, healing, and adjustment to life after a blood clot.*

Contact: tpatrikis@stoptheclot.org with any questions.

This program is sponsored by our generous partners:





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