New: Managing Anticoagulants Before, During & After Medical Procedures

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to introduce a new resource for patients focused on managing bleeding and clotting risks before, during, and after surgical, dental, or other medical procedures, also known as the periprocedural period. This resource was developed by NBCA in collaboration with IPRO, a national not-for-profit organization providing a full…

Finally Myself Again: Katie’s Story

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The Right Treatment Changed My Life: Jan’s Story

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September e-Newsletter | Listen to the Rhythm of Your Heart

Just like knowing your personal risk factors for blood clots, it is important to recognize if you are at risk for Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib. September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, which provides a prime opportunity for NBCA to share important information about AFib and clot-provoked stroke. AFib is the most common type…

Three PEs Later: Kirsys’ Blood Clot Story

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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…

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…

In the Blink of an Eye: Cody’s Story

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Blood Clots Are Serious: Susan’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…