How To Help

Volunteer. Donate. Raise Awareness. Share the Facts. Stop the Clot®.

We’re frequently asked to help people understand the best way to get involved with the work of the National Blood Clot Alliance, a nonprofit voluntary health agency focused on increasing awareness about life-threatening blood clots and providing information and other educational resources to individuals to help them be their own best advocates with their healthcare providers.

Below are a number of different ways that you can get involved, with immediate next steps you can take to answer the call and start volunteering today.

If you have any questions about the information outlined below, please contact If you are interested in finding out how you can volunteer to help NBCA, please fill out this Volunteer Interest Questionnaire.


Philanthropic gifts offer vital support for this work, helping NBCA fulfill its commitment to create a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly. NBCA invites you to consider making a gift, and, in doing so, to become a partner in the fight against life-threatening blood clots. Get details about the many ways to give to NBCA: Ways to Give

Be A Stop the Clot® Superhero

Every donation makes a difference. Will you be a Stop the Clot® Superhero and help save lives? Start your own fundraiser: DIY Fundraiser

If you would like to be a part of this fundraising campaign, or have questions, please e-mail Tarin Patrikis at


Introduce the mission of NBCA to your employer! NBCA will facilitate a ‘Lunch & Learn’ presentation, in-person or virtually, to help bring awareness to your friends and colleagues. Take it one step further and invite your company to sponsor an upcoming NBCA event or even create a team.

Email: to learn more about this.

Walk to Stop the Clot®

There’s no better way to help than by organizing a Walk to Stop the Clot® or other fundraising event in your neighborhood. You’ll meet wonderful people all coming out to get involved in a common cause.

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  • 5K Run
  • Golf Tournament
  • Kickball Tournament
  • Fundraising Page

We encourage and applaud your enthusiasm and involvement, and we’ll help you get started and on your way. For more information, contact Tarin Patrikis. Also, you can visit our CrowdRise page and click on the black “fundraise for this charity” button at the top, to start your own event or to support an existing one.


Join Team Stop the Clot®

Another fundraising option for you is our Team Stop the Clot® program, where you raise funds and awareness through your participation in any race you choose – be it a local 5K road race, a half-marathon, a marathon, a triathlon, or even an Ironman. Commit to help NBCA share information about the danger of blood clots. Take about five minutes to set up your own fundraising page where you can share your reasons for supporting the National Blood Clot Alliance and let your family and friends know all about it. You’ll be glad you did!

Shop to Stop the Clot®


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the National Blood Clot Alliance every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as found on, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to NBCA.

Simply go to your account settings at Amazon, register for AmazonSmile, and make the National Blood Clot Alliance your Charity of Choice. Get step-by-step directions here. Your support, as always, is genuinely appreciated.

Share Your Story

If you or a loved one have been affected by blood clots, we want to hear from you. You can share your story on NBCA’s website, and help others learn from your experience. Information to help you get started, and the required steps to submit your story to NBCA, are found here: Guidelines for Story Submission.

NBCA Online Support Community

You also can connect with others affected by blood clots, by becoming a member of NBCA’s online support and discussion community. The National Blood Clot Alliance online support community is an online resource, powered by Inspire, that provides a safe and supportive space for people affected by blood clots and clotting disorders to gather, share their stories, and interact with other members. Perhaps, most importantly, our Stop the Clot® support community is a place where you can both inspire and be inspired.

There is no cost to join. Sign up here: Online Support Community

Social Media

One of the best ways you can help build awareness is by sharing NBCA resources with your friends, family, and personal network of social media contacts. Start with an emphasis on risks, and signs and symptoms, and then you can work with other resources on NBCA’s website to share and get the word out.

Connect with NBCA on Social Media:

Life-Saving Information You Can Share:

Share to Stop the Clot®

Sign up for NBCA’s social sharing initiative Share to Stop the Clot®  and start sharing life-saving information today. By signing up, you’ll gain access to information that can easily be shared on your own social media channels, and you will be among the first to receive new information about NBCA’s programs and services. Sign up here.


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