PRESS RELEASE: From Celebrities to Olympians – Shining a Light on Silent Killers, A National Blood Clot Alliance Podcast

PRESS RELEASE: From Celebrities to Olympians – Shining a Light on Silent Killers, A National Blood Clot Alliance Podcast

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, October 16, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to blood clot awareness and patient support, is proud to announce a groundbreaking initiative in the fight against a silent and deadly killer. Their mission-driven global podcast series, “Taking a Breath, A Stop The Clot Podcast,” is set to reshape the way the world perceives blood clots and their devastating consequences.

Hosted by Leslie Lake, NBCA’s president, and Todd Robertson, patient liaison, “Taking a Breath, A Stop The Clot Podcast” shines a much-needed spotlight on the real-life stories of blood clot survivors. This series sets itself apart from other health podcasts by the input of medical professionals and the accounts of remarkable individuals, including Olympians, celebrities and public figures, who have triumphed over blood clots. Each episode combines personal narratives with essential information on prevention and symptom awareness.

Statistics reveal the gravity of the issue: every six minutes, someone in the United States loses their life to a blood clot. Veinous blood clots strike an estimated 900,000 Americans yearly, more than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined. These silent killers often strike without warning, making awareness and prevention a matter of life and death.

Jennifer Smith, founder and CEO of Everything Podcasts, and executive producer of this series, is also a blood clot survivor.

“The reality is the steep death toll is preventable. This doesn’t have to happen. Arming yourself with knowledge is key,” she said. “We proudly embrace NBCA ‘s partnership in this mission based 12-part podcast series and we know this level of passionate storytelling and awareness will save lives.”

“Taking a Breath, A Stop The Clot Podcast” trailer launched on October 13, 2023, a date that holds special significance as it coincides with World Thrombosis Day.

Leslie Lake emphasizes the goal of this series, stating, “With this podcast, and our partnership with Everything Podcasts, we’re using storytelling to make life-saving blood clot information accessible and engaging on a global scale. Public awareness of blood clots is lacking, which I personally experienced during my own blood clot journey. NBCA is dedicated to changing this, and ‘Taking a Breath, A Stop The Clot Podcast’ is a pivotal step toward achieving that mission on a global scale.”

The National Blood Clot Alliance is the nation’s leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Each year NBCA serves more than three million people with blood clot-related information, resources, and support. 

Everything Podcasts is a division of Pattison Media, a global world-class podcast production and media company dedicated to enabling businesses to harness the power of podcasting for communication, engagement, and growth. Led by Founder and CEO Jennifer Smith, and fueled by a team of storytellers, Broadcast Hall of Famers, and media experts, they deliver creative, audio production, global distribution, and marketing expertise.

Media Contact:

Tarin Patrikis, Deputy Director, NBCA

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