Advancing the Prevention, Early Diagnosis, and
Treatment of Life-Threatening Blood Clots.
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Blood clots can affect anyone, even athletes.

Since a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk for blood clots, it’s easy to think that perhaps the most active and physically fit people, including professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, are not at risk for blood clots. In truth, blood clots can affect anyone, even people who are in good shape, or physically fit. Up to 900,000 people in the U.S. are affected by blood clots annually, and up to 100,000 people will die from blood clots each year. That equals, on average, one person every six minutes, or 274 people each day.
Even one life lost to blood clots is one too many, which is why the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) works each and every day to share important information about blood clots and blood clot prevention. To help prevent blood clots, it's important to understand the risk factors and know the signs and symptoms. If you are an athlete or physically active, know and understand your risk for blood clots too, because you are not immune. Blood clots can be prevented and when they occur can be safely treated. Sharing information helps to save lives, and it's important to share this information with your family and friends so you can help get the word out about life-threatening blood clots.  

Blood clots can happen to even the most active and physically fit people, including professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Read more about the issues surrounding athletes and blood clots.
The American Society of Hematology is seeking comments on draft guidelines about VTE prevention in surgical hospitalized patients. HCPs, patients, caregivers, and the public have until 7/25 to add comments.
Steven is a cyclist who felt strange tightness in his right calf, and mild discomfort behind his knee, which then progressed to swelling that seemed like an ankle sprain. He was diagnosed with a blood clot. Read his story.
Support NBCA's mission by becoming a monthly donor. Thanks to reliable and consistent support from these tax-deductible gifts, we are able to plan for the future and continue our life-saving work.

Community Connections

Upcoming Events

Jim Flanagan Memorial Golf Outing
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Steve, Danny, and Andy invite you to join them in the 8th Annual Golf Tournament honoring their father’s memory. This always enjoyable and successful day takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Walkathon for Cicily 
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Join us for the second year in a row at The Walkathon for Cicily, organized by Stephanie Glover and Robin Kelley on behalf of the Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Washington, DC.  

Marine Corps 10K Race
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Team Stop The Clot® will be running the 10K for the first time on October 28, 2018. Back in the nation’s capital with a picturesque start on the National Mall, the MCM10K hosts a 6.2 mile course from the US Capitol to the Marine Corps War Memorial. Join us and apply today!

TCS New York City Marathon
Sunday, November 4th, 2018
2018 marks the 7th year for Team Stop The Clot® as an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. We’re proud of our history, and even more proud of our 45 runners who crossed the finish line. Join us and apply today!

Share Information & Find Peer Support

If you or someone you know has experienced a blood clot, join our online discussion community of over 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

Doug Sloyer created a Facebook fundraiser to help raise awareness about blood clots and clotting disorders, and hopefully help educate their family and friends about the complexities of his wife Megan’s health situation. Read more

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