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…

Blood Clots Are Serious: Susan’s Story

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My Son is My Hero: Christian’s Story as told by his Mother, Tara

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I Am My Own Best Healthcare Advocate: Michael’s Story

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One More Test: Casey’s Story

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100 Days of Blood Clot Awareness

The National Blood Clot Alliance and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are kicking off 100 Days of Blood Clot Awareness this month, and sharing important information about blood clot risks and signs and symptoms, as well as personal stories of strength and inspiration. NASCAR® driver Brian Vickers and three-time Olympic medalist Katie Hoff teamed up with Janssen during Blood…

Don’t Lose Hope After a Blood Clot: Steven’s Story

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Blood Clot Awareness Month 2017: “Know More, Share More”

Know More, Share More During Blood Clot Awareness Month 2017 March is Blood Clot Awareness Month (BCAM), which is perhaps one of the busiest times of the year for the National Blood Clot Alliance, because it is so important to the patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and advocates that we serve and work with each day. Not…

How I Overcame the Worst Time in My Life at 17 Years Old: Jenny’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…