Taking a Breath: A Stop the Clot Podcast

Taking a Breath shines a light on real-life experiences of blood clot survivors. With input from the medical community, each episode shares information on prevention and symptom awareness, helping increase recognition among the general public and ultimately saving lives.

Taking a Breath Episodes

Episode 4

Traci Wilkes Smith, vice president and talent agent at CSE as well as member of NBCA’s Board of Directors, discusses her journey of suffering through symptoms, being misdiagnosed, and how her experience sparked her advocacy.

Episode 3

Mimi MacKinnon, director of events for Major League Soccer and a member of NBCA’s Board of Directors, discusses her near-fatal pulmonary embolism that doctors believe was provoked by birth control and her subsequent recovery.

Episode 2

Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden describes how blood clots affected her life and career and how she found the strength to keep pushing forward.

Episode 1

Olympic medalist Katie Hoff discusses how a pulmonary embolism ended her swimming career and how becoming an advocate has helped her heal emotionally.


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About Taking a Breath

Taking a Breath is a new limited-series podcast that shines a light on the dangers of blood clots, breathing life into NBCA’s mission of pushing these preventable killers to the forefront of public discourse. Every month, we’ll present the stories of blood clot survivors like Olympic medalists Katie Hoff and Tatyana McFadden as well as insights from medical professionals. Join us as we collectively stop the clot.

Your Hosts

Leslie Lake, NBCA President
Todd Robertson, NBCA Patient Liaison







Questions, comments or suggestions? Email us at info@stoptheclot.org.

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