Celebrate & Share During National Women’s Health Week

Birth Control and Blood Clots: Know Your Risk There are more than 60 million women of child-bearing age in the United States, and the majority of them report using some form of birth control. In fact, the birth control pill is their number one choice. While research shows that the birth control pill is safe and…

My Strained Muscle was a Blood Clot: Cristal’s Story

I am a female, in my mid-twenties, and I am very active. I experienced calf pain for about two weeks, which I attributed to a strain from uphill running, and other cardiovascular and weight lifting workouts. Towards the end of two weeks, the pain in my right calf was to the point where I couldn’t ignore it, and I found myself trying to prop my leg up under my desk.

When in Doubt, Check it Out: Melissa’s Story

The personal story below is intended for informational purposes only. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) holds the rights to all content that appears on its website. The use by another organization or online group of any content on NBCA’s website, including patient stories that appear here, does not imply that NBCA is connected to…

Surviving Blood Clots is Life-Changing: Jackie’s Story

I was just recently diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in my left leg, and acute pulmonary emboli (PE) in my lungs. It all began in early March of 2017, with an unexplained persistent cough. Shortly thereafter, I began to also have shortness of breath. I thought I was developing asthma. Although I initially ignored…

No One Knows Your Body Better than You: Rebecca’s Story

The personal story below is intended for informational purposes only. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) holds the rights to all content that appears on its website. The use by another organization or online group of any content on NBCA’s website, including patient stories that appear here, does not imply that NBCA is connected to…

National Women’s Health Week 2017

A Movement to Raise Awareness about Birth Control and Blood Clot Risks Stand with the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) during National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), May 14-20, 2017, as we share life-saving information about dangerous blood clots. Women face a distinctive risk for blood clots that spans much of their lifetime. This risk is connected…

A Blood Clot in My Brain Changed My Life: Jen’s Story

The personal story below is intended for informational purposes only. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) holds the rights to all content that appears on its website. The use by another organization or online group of any content on NBCA’s website, including patient stories that appear here, does not imply that NBCA is connected to…

Grateful to Be Alive: Melanie Polk’s Blood Clot Story

The personal story below is intended for informational purposes only. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) holds the rights to all content that appears on its website. The use by another organization or online group of any content on NBCA’s website, including patient stories that appear here, does not imply that NBCA is connected to…