March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, an observance conceived in a bipartisan manner through the sponsorship efforts of Congresswomen Lois Capps (D-CA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), each of whom experienced the tragedy of blood clots through loved ones.
Rep. Capps’ husband, former Rep. Walter Capps, died prematurely of a PE in 2006, as did Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ dear friend and mentor, former Rep. Jennifer Dunn, who passed away suddenly from a PE in 2007.
In recognition of Blood Clot Awareness Month (BCAM) 2016, the National Blood Clot Alliance will be featuring the personal blood clot story of one individual each day: 31 personal stories featured on each of the 31 days in March.
By sharing our stories, we share crucial information about blood clots that could help save lives.
Please connect with us and join in this special effort to help raise awareness about blood clots.
To get involved, you can share information and important educational tools found on our website with your friends and family. See the links below for great online resources to share with your online network.
You also can connect with NBCA’s Stop the Clot® Online Support Community, powered by Inspire, and share your story with many others in our community here: Share a Story, Save a Life
Five Weeks of BCAM Content
The National Blood Clot Alliance also will be sharing new and creative content each week of Blood Clot Awareness Month based on important educational and clinical themes, including:
Week 1 — Awareness
Week 2 — Risk Factors
Week 3 — Signs and Symptoms
Week 4 — Prevention
Week 5 — Lifestyle and Recovery
We also will have other exciting Blood Clot Awareness Month events and information to share, so check back regularly for all of these updates.
Share Information and Tools With Family and Friends
In the meantime, please explore and share some of the assets we outline below. With your help, we can Stop the Clot® and help to save lives.
A. Share our widely recognized Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ educational tools
You’ll find great information, including important downloadable checklists that you can share, at our Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ site: www.stoptheclot.org/spreadtheword
Share our Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ infographic as a handy guide to information about risk factors, signs/symptoms, and prevention: Infographic
This short Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ video provides the most important information people need to know about blood clots: Video
B. Make sure all of the women in your life are aware about blood clot risks
You’ll find great content and videos at the links below to help women understand the blood clot risks connected to several important life stages most women face, including:
Click here for a great infographic about women and blood clots: Women & Blood Clots Infographic
Our entire video series about women and blood clots can be viewed here: Women & Blood Clots Video Series
C. Check out some of the important resources on our website that you can share with others
Social Media Sharing
NBCA also is relaunching its “new and improved” Instagram community this month. Please follow us there as @stoptheclot.
We also launched a new Pinterest account too. You can follow us here: https://www.pinterest.com/stoptheclot.
We hope to connect with you soon.
Just Added, March 15
For Blood Clot Awareness Month, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is sponsoring the TreatMyClot.com 300 race and making a donation to the National Blood Clot Alliance. Click here for more information: Race Car Ready
Get Involved With NBCA
If you would like to help NBCA with any of its fund raising events during Blood Clot Awareness Month, check out our events page here: NBCA Events
Share Your Story With NBCA
You can also submit your story for publication on our website. Learn more about submitting your story to NBCA here: Guidelines for Website Patient Stories
Contact the National Blood Clot Alliance Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about Blood Clot Awareness Month 2016.