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Treatment of Life-Threatening Blood Clots.
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Season's Greetings from NBCA

This holiday season, the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) wishes you and the people you care about happiness and good health. When you’re gathering with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors in the coming weeks, take a few moments to share important information about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention. Sharing information, including your personal story, is one of the most important things you can do to help raise awareness and possibly reduce the number of lives lost to blood clots. Visit for information you can share and stay tuned to our social media channels -- Facebook, Twitter and Instagram -- for personal stories you can share online.

We at NBCA -- our Board of Directors, our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board members, and our staff -- renew our commitment to provide you with the tools, resources, and information you need to live your healthiest life. We value our connections with you and the VTE community, and we wish you and your family a very healthy and happy Holiday Season and a peaceful New Year. 

NEWLY UPDATED: NBCA’s online VTE curriculum, with continuing education credits newly accredited for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied professionals. Register here.
NEW: General content from our Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ program is now available in Spanish, and serves as an important new asset for Spanish speaking individuals and their healthcare providers.
NBCA is participating in the 2018 CrowdRise Holiday Challenge and competing to win $300,000. Help NBCA win BIG this holiday season by making a gift of any amount before January 2.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the new 2018 ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism. Read more and access the new guidelines here

Community Connections

Upcoming Events

Hello Birmingham - Jona Treasure Boutique in Memory of Nya Jonah Hodoh
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Birmingham, AL
Bring your girls and your holiday shopping list. We will offer stylish, affordable, gently used women’s clothes and accessories with a personal uplifting shopping experience.

Shop to Stop the Clot® with AmazonSmile
Ongoing throughout the holiday season – Virtual
Do you have last minute holiday shopping to finish? Simply visit AmazonSmile and select the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) as your preferred charity. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to NBCA, at no cost to you. It's that simple! Detailed instructions on how to register are also available here. As always, your support is genuinely appreciated.

 TD Five Boro Bike Tour
Sunday, May 5, 2019 – New York City, NY
The Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest charitable bike ride in the United States. Join Team Stop the Clot®, along with 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels, as we bike 40 miles through each borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars.   

Share Information & Find Peer Support

If you or someone you know has experienced a blood clot, join our online discussion community of more than 3,000 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
This December, we are recognizing four Team Stop the Clot® members who ran the New York City Marathon: Mary Argilagos, Julie Butterfield, Heather Meehan, and Ann McAvinn. Read more about their efforts to help NBCA Stop the Clot®.

News That's Fit to Link

Oral Apixaban Safe and Effective for Treating Blood Clots in Cancer Patients

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face 25-Fold Increased Risk of VTE in the First 5 Years After Diagnosis

NASCAR's Crew Chief Tony Gibson Experiences Blood Clot and Mini-Stroke

SAVE IT & SHARE IT: Helpful Tools

Share to Stop the Clot®: Join NBCA's Social Sharing Initiative

Register for the 2019 AC Forum 5th National Conference 

Prescribing Traditional vs. Newer Anticoagulant Medications

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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Thank you to our Corporate Roundtable members for their continued support.
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