In 2012, the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) presented Stop the Clot® Forums in 5 markets throughout the US: Austin TX, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Los Angeles, CA and Washington DC.
Stop the Clot® Forums are funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and are aimed at addressing the knowledge gaps about blood clots and clotting disorders that patients and their families often experience. The half-day programs offered valuable interactive presentations and discussions about preventing, treating and managing blood clots. The Forums provided the opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge from experts in the field and from a panel of local patients.
On behalf of the patients we serve, NBCA extends gratitude to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for funding these valuable programs and to our key volunteers and presenters for ensuring their success in each market. For more information about the recent Stop The Clot® Forum held in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital please go to page 4 of Caring Headlines.
The National Blood Clot Alliance is a patient led advocacy group whose mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat blood clots and clotting disorders through research, education, support and advocacy. Each year over 100,000 people die from undiagnosed blood clots, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States.