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Treatment of Life-Threatening Blood Clots.
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Thanks to You: Sharing our Success

We at NBCA are always inspired by your enthusiasm for the work that we do, but never more so than during some of our more pronounced educational efforts, such as during Blood Clot Awareness Month, which we recognized last month.

As spring kicks off, we're excited to share a small sample of some of our Blood Clot Awareness Month successes with you: As part of our cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we distributed a radio spot nationwide, featuring our Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ Hospitalization information, that aired on almost 500 radio stations and reached more than 42 million people in March. We also distributed a feature article nationwide, focused on dangerous blood clots, that resulted in nearly 2,500 placements with online news and information sites and reached almost 130 million people during Blood Clot Awareness Month.

We don't intend to let this momentum end in March, but like most of our work, we can't do it without you or your support. Stay connected with NBCA throughout the year, and help us share life-saving information about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention. One of the ways that you can do this is to join our social media sharing program: Share to Stop the Clot®. Once you do, you also will be among the first to know about NBCA’s new educational materials and programs. Thank you for a successful Blood Clot Awareness Month in March. We look forward to continuing to share and connect with you in the weeks and months ahead.

NBCA Facebook Followers participated in an online survey conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota to evaluate patient concerns and preferences associated with both old and newer anticoagulant medications. Read the study results.
In this month's MASAB Memo, NBCA's MASAB Chair Dr. Mike Streiff looks at new study results, as presented at a large hematology meeting late last year, about the treatment of vein blood clots in cancer patients. Read Dr. Streiff's MASAB Memo here
Maddie first learned about blood clots from reading the warning label on her birth control prescription, but she never thought one would happen to her, especially in her brain. Read about her experience, and find out how she chooses to stay positive.
Last Chance to Register: Join Team Stop the Clot®, on Sunday, May 6, and cycle 40 miles through each borough of NYC on streets that will be free of cars. Applications are being accepted through April 23. Don't wait, click here to join the team today. 
 

Community Connections



Upcoming Events

3120 Guinness World Record Run
Monday, May 28, 2018 - Wheaton, Illinois
NBCA President Eric O’Connor’s newest fitness challenge to raise funds and awareness for NBCA: Run 31 miles, with a 20-pound pack, in less than 8 hours and break a Guinness World Record. Join him, support him, do whatever you can to help him succeed!

Walk to Stop the Clot® NYC
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - New York
Join us as we walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to Stop the Clot® in memory of Michael Scott. 
 
Ride to Stop the Clot® for Anna’s Team
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Alma, Michigan
Register now to Ride to Stop the Clot® for Anna’s Team. Choose from a 2-mile Fun Ride or an 8, 18 or 40 mile ride. Meet us at the Alma College Heritage Center prior to riding on the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail.
 
Marine Corps 10K Race
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Washington, D.C.
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 U.S. Capitol to the Marine Corps War Memorial. Join us and apply today.
 
TCS New York City Marathon
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - New York
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 have crossed the finish line in recent years. 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 more than 2,700 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.

 




Volunteer of the Month

Dr. Mike Streiff is a renowned VTE expert, and his work improves the care of patients worldwide. As chair of our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, he also enthusiastically invests himself into NBCA's mission and work. Read more.  



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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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