Blood clots can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or race. On average, one person dies from a blood clot every six minutes in the United States. That equals an estimated 274 deaths each day, or about 100,000 deaths a year. Too many lives are lost because public awareness about blood clots is low. Studies consistently show that fewer than one in four people have any recognition of blood clots, or their signs and symptoms.
Many of these deaths can be prevented by sharing life-saving information with the people that you know. Be sure to watch and share the latest installment of NBCA’s VTE VideoMedMinutes™ below. During the upcoming recognition of Men’s Health Week, June 10 to 16, you can connect with NBCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and help NBCA Share to Stop the Clot®
JUNE E-NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Men’s Health Week June 15-21: Connect with NBCA on social media to learn more about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention during Men’s Health Week.
- VTE in Patients with COVID-19: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report: Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with COVID-19. Read more.
- Celebrate this Summer: This summer is the perfect time to host a virtual Facebook fundraiser in recognition of your special day. Click here to get started, and help NBCA make a difference.