At the National Blood Clot Alliance, we are extremely fortunate to have incredible volunteers who help us raise funds to support our mission and also help us to get the word out about the risks, signs, and symptoms of dangerous blood clots.
The majority of people who connect with our organization do so after they have experienced a clot or suffered the loss of a close friend or family member. Through their efforts to plan community fundraisers, share their stories, and engage with NBCA on its social media channels, volunteers play an important role in contributing to improved awareness about blood clots by sharing this crucial information with their own network of family and friends. Dangerous blood clots do not discriminate. They can affect anyone, and our volunteers help us expand awareness of this important message.
Each month we will feature the story of an NBCA volunteer who has made a difference to our organization and shares in our passion for supporting our mission to reduce the number of lives lost to blood clots and clotting disorders.
If you are interested in getting involved with NBCA, please e-mail Caitlin Augustine at email@example.com.
May 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Lisa Scott
Introducing our May Volunteer of the Month, Lisa Scott. Lisa came to the National Blood Clot Alliance three years ago after the loss of her beloved brother, Michael Scott. Michael was only 43 years old when he lost his life due to a pulmonary embolism as a result of a blood clot (DVT) in his leg. Believing that Michael’s life could have been saved, Lisa reached out to NBCA to see how she could get involved.
After attending our Walk to Stop The Clot® NYC in 2015, Lisa, with the help of her family and friends, took on the leadership role of planning subsequent activities honoring Michael’s memory. Lisa has been instrumental in raising funds and awareness through their combined networks, including annual sponsorship from her employer, United Healthcare.
The National Blood Clot Alliance is so grateful to Lisa and the rest of Michael’s family and friends for their dedication in raising awareness and sharing his story throughout the country. We are looking forward to the 2017 Walk to Stop the Clot® NYC, taking place on Saturday, June 17. Thank you and congratulations, Lisa!