A Movement to Raise Awareness about Women and Blood Clot Risks
Join the movement during Women’s Health Week May 8-14, 2016, and stand with the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) as we share life-saving information about the important choices women make throughout their lives that increase their risk for dangerous blood clots. These choices are connected to estrogen-based birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause treatments. Each year, up to 900,000 people are affected by blood clots, and about 100,000 people will die because of blood clots. Too many lives are affected, and too many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots is so low. Study after study shows that fewer than a 1 in 4 people have any recognition of blood clots or their signs and symptoms.
What is Women’s Health Week?
National Women’s Health Week is a special observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health throughout the entire year. National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 8, and is celebrated through May 14, 2016.