Every six minutes?
Blood clots kill.
One person dies every six minutes in this country from a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the lung. The majority of these deaths could be prevented. But too many people don’t know the symptoms and signs . . . including medical professionals.
Blood clots can affect anyone, young or old. But the good news is that most clots are treatable and the majority of deaths are preventable. What’s crucial is that we all learn to recognize the signs.
Do you know them?
George went to the ER because he had leg pain and was coughing up blood. The doctors correctly identified George’s pain as a deep vein thrombosis in his leg. But they completely missed the signs that the blood clot had traveled to his lung. They told him he had bronchitis!
But George suspected something more was wrong and when his symptoms persisted, he questioned his doctors. Finally he was correctly diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. . . and received treatment that saved his life.
Every minute of every day someone is diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis – putting them at risk for a potentially deadly blood clot.
Here at the National Blood Clot Alliance, it’s our mission to put life-saving information into more hands. We’re raising awareness about blood clots – what the signs are and what to do.
Will you help us? Your donation will help educate the public and health care providers and stop preventable deaths. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/StopTheClot
Thank you! I’m so grateful for your support and generosity in our campaign to Stop the Clot!
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National Blood Clot Alliance
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P.S. I know how important it is to know the signs . . . because I didn’t! At age 33, I had a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Fortunately I survived, but many people don’t. Please help the National Blood Clot Alliance stop preventable deaths. Thank you!