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

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A Reason to be Grateful: Andrew’s Story

A pulmonary embolism – PE or blood clot in my lung – nearly took me away from my family last August. Not to mention, the weeks of misery and surgery that followed due to fluid build-up from pneumonia and scar tissue combined to entrap the same lung. I was 31 years old, a vegetarian, non-smoker,…

In the Blink of an Eye: Cody’s Story

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Former World Champion Swimmer Katie Hoff’s Blood Clot Story

Katie Hoff is a three-time Olympic medalist and Former World Champion Swimmer who has held several American and world records throughout her career. She was forced to retire from the sport in 2015 due to the development of blood clots in her lung, known as pulmonary embolisms, or PEs. Katie is best known for her…

Blood Clots Are Serious: Susan’s Story

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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

Postscript July 2017 The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) extends its appreciation to Janssen Pharmaceuticals for support of our organization’s mission through the 100 Days of Blood Clot Awareness campaign that ended in June 2017. It was a successful event, with thousands of people visiting the video stories that served as the centerpiece of this…