Recognized each year on October 13, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is a global effort sponsored and organized by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) to help increase awareness about thrombosis or life-threatening blood clots, including blood clots in the leg (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) and blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism or PE) by sharing important information about blood clot risk factors, signs, symptoms, prevention, and treatment, and by engaging medical partners, individuals, organizations, and communities around the globe.
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to be an ongoing partner in this effort, and we encourage you to get involved too. Join us for the Virtual 5K Run/Walk to Stop the Clot® taking place October 13-18. Virtually run, walk, jog or even cycle in support of the National Blood Clot Alliance Sports and Wellness Institute. Participate from any location at any ability level. You get to run your own race, at your own pace and time it yourself. Registration is $20 and includes an official race bib and certificate.
OCTOBER E-NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Watch the replay of the September 17 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar – “Update on COVID-19 and Thrombosis Risk” – presented by NBCA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board Member Dr. David Garcia and his colleagues Dr. Kristen M. Sanfilippo and Dr. Adam Cuker.
- An NIH-sponsored study, called Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy, or the C-TRACT study, is designed to evaluate whether endovascular therapy procedures improve quality of life for people with long-term complications from deep vein thrombosis, like post-thrombotic syndrome, or PTS. Learn more.
- The American Society of Hematology recently released new 2020 guidelines for the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
- Join a special family educational virtual event about Hereditary Antithrombin Deficiency on October 12 or October 21, at 7:00 pm Eastern. Learn more about the causes of genetic clotting disorders, common risk factors for blood clots, the importance of testing and diagnosis in rare genetic clotting disorders, and the prevention of future blood clots.
- NBCA face masks are now available for purchase. Your purchase of a $25 face mask supports helps support our mission increase awareness about life-threatening blood clots. Get yours while supplies last!