Now is the time to Stop the Clot® and help save lives. The next two months offer valuable opportunities to increase awareness and share important information about blood clots and clot-provoked stroke.
February is American Heart Month, which serves as the time to highlight atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an irregular heart rhythm that increases a person’s risk for clot-provoked stroke. As with blood clots, it is important to know your risk for AFib and be able to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke.
In March, we recognize Blood Clot Awareness Month, or BCAM, which was established as an observance by Congress in 2009. BCAM has long served as a significant time for NBCA to share life-saving information about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention, and also serves as one of the most important times of the year for us to connect with the clotting and clotting disorders community. Each year, you help make BCAM a success by joining our efforts. Be the first to know about how you can get involved this year: Share to Stop the Clot®
NEWS & INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS:
- Save the Date: CDC Blood Disorders Webinar
- NBCA Board Member Kay Holcombe Featured in Latest HealthMonitor Issue
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS & EVENTS:
- Team Stop the Clot® Presents the 100,000 Reasons Ride: March 1-31, 2021: We’re gearing up for Blood Clot Awareness Month in a big way! In honor of the 100,000 lives lost each year to often preventable blood clots, we’re setting out to ride 100,000 miles, raise $100,000, and reach 100,000 people. Join NBCA’s Team Stop the Clot® in March for a 31-day virtual ride challenge throughout the month of March and help raise critical funds to support NBCA’s programs and services. Register today and start tracking your miles to make a difference.
To read all of NBCA’s February e-Newsletter click the following link: Now is the Time to Stop the Clot® and Save Lives