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Advancing the Prevention, Early Diagnosis, and
Treatment of Life-Threatening Blood Clots.
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The Year Ahead: We're All in it Together

As 2018 begins, NBCA extends its wishes to you for a very happy and healthy New Year. We are looking forward to an exciting year filled with new projects and programs. With a continued emphasis on raising awareness about blood clots, we will implement a number of new initiatives aimed at providing and sharing important information about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention.

We look forward to additional work on our public awareness campaign – Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ – which reaches millions of people each year. We will also continue work on our Women and Blood Clots initiative, aimed at educating women about the specific risks they face for blood clots when considering options for hormonal birth control, during pregnancy and childbirth, and when treating the symptoms of menopause with estrogen.

This year, we hope to foster the spirit of community by engaging with you via our social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest – as well as in our online peer-to-peer discussion community, powered by Inspire. If you haven't connected with us yet, take a moment to do so today.  

Save the Date: Join World Experts at the AC Forum Boot Camp, April 23-24, in Austin, Texas. New to the curriculum this year will be more than four hours of content focused on the transitions of care. Get the details here.  
Women who are pregnant or who have just given birth are at an increased risk for blood clots. Visit NBCA's Women and Blood Clots website to learn more about how to prevent blood clots during pregnancy. 
New Event: Team Stop the Clot® will cycle through the streets of NYC for the 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 6, 2018, along with 32,000 cyclists. Click here for additional information, or to fill out an application.
Have you experienced a blood clot? If so, we want to hear your story. Sharing your stories is an important part of what we do at NBCA, and our Patient Stories are among the most visited pages on our website.  

Community Connections



2017 Reflection
As we reflect on 2017, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors, volunteers, and supporters who have shared our message, donated to our cause, or planned events across the country to help raise awareness. 

With your help, our end-of-year campaign raised more than $40,000 toward our cause, the highest amount in NBCA history. Of these donations, 22% came from new donors. In 2017, we’ve raised more than $250,000 through our events alone, with new events being organized each year. NBCA continues to grow and save lives through the help of our dedicated supporters. We truly couldn’t do it without you.

We invite you to watch our 2017 highlights video to see the power of these events and the spirit of our volunteers when they come together to support our cause. Thank you for an incredible year! 



  



Share Information & Find Peer Support



If you or someone you know has experienced a blood clot, join our online discussion community of more than 2,400 members to connect with other people who understand.

There's no cost to join and it takes less than five minutes to sign up. Join here today.




Volunteers of the Month
Gianni Sorace was only five years old when he was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his heart, lungs, arms, and legs. This month, we recognize the incredible family that touched our hearts and inspired NBCA’s 2017 end-of-year campaign. Learn more about the Sorace family and Gianni’s battle with blood clots here.


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Your continued support ensures that together we can Stop the Clot® and save lives through improved education and awareness about the risk factors and signs and symptoms of blood clots. Every contribution adds value to the work we do, which means that every contribution -- large or small -- is valuable to our mission.
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