New Patient Resource Guide

Last updated July 25, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with a blood clot, you know that this is a life-changing experience and can be both upsetting and confusing at times. You may be asking yourself: What is a blood clot? How did this happen to me? Will I be okay? Will my life ever be the same? These are important questions that deserve to be answered. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) developed this guide for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers to help answer common questions and provide the resources to help you navigate life, post-diagnosis. Blood clots can be deadly, but you are a survivor and that makes you a thriver.

What is in This Resource Guide?

  • What is a Blood Clot?
  • Blood Clotting Disorders (Thrombophilia)
  • Blood Clot Recovery Timeline
  • Medical Team
  • Caregivers
  • Blood Clot Treatment
  • INR Testing
  • How to Prevent a Recurrence
  • Blood Clot Complications
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Blood Clot
  • NBCA Resources

New Patient Resource Guide

Download this guide now.

NBCA Additional Resources

NBCA is here for you. We answer every email that we receive.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to You can also connect with NBCA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. You can still live life to the fullest and be your best self after a blood clots diagnosis. Join our NBCA Facebook support group or register for our monthly virtual patient support group, PEP Talk: Patients Educating Patients to learn how.

Website Resources

It is important to note that this new patient guide does not replace medical advice. Please consult your physician should you have any medical questions. 

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