Are you going to be traveling this summer? Each year, more than 300 million people travel on long-distance flights (more than four hours long), with the total number of long-distance trips (about 657 million) happening from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The summer months are, in fact, the perfect time to hop on a plane, train, bus, or car and explore new and sometimes faraway places with family and friends. As you plan your itinerary and pack your clothes, it’s important to add blood clot prevention to the list of things to do before heading out of town.
Just in time for summer, NBCA’s June e-Newsletter provides you with some tips for blood clot prevention if you are going to be traveling as well as some tools to help you have a safe and enjoyable trip if you are taking anticoagulants or recovering from a blood clot diagnosis.
Also in this issue, NBCA is pleased to introduce the availability of a new information resource on our organization’s website: The Stop the Clot® Patient Toolkit for Knee and Hip Replacement Patients was created to provide individuals who are undergoing a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) with information about the risk of blood clots associated with these surgical procedures, and to help increase understanding so joint replacement patients can take steps to prevent and treat blood clots.
Get caught up on what is happening in your community and read the latest blood clot news in the complete edition of our June e-Newsletter
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