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Thrombosis UK is dedicated to promoting awareness, research and care of thrombosis.
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We are really excited about changing our name from Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity to Thrombosis UK. Our new name reflects our presence as the only thrombosis charity in the UK ...

Introducing Thrombosis UK

Baroness Drake asks Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health ...

House of Lords debate on raising awareness of APS

Patients at NHS hospitals across the country will soon be benefitting from ‘airline style’ safety advice about their stay in hospital in an attempt to reduce avoidable complications – ...

Patient safety film developed by Haelo in partnership with Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

3 new e-learning modules for VTE prevention have been developed with e-Learning for Healthcare (part of Health Education England) and are aimed at primary care, commissioners & undergraduates. The ...

e-VTE produces 3 new e-learning modules for VTE Prevention

Dabigatran etexilate for the treatment and secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism has been today approved by NICE. The full guidance document can be viewed and ...

NICE approves dabigatran for treatment and secondary prevention of VTE

After experiencing a potentially fatal blood clot on his lung after a routine back operation last year, former England International goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, is helping NHS England raise awareness ...

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson signs up to VTE prevention & tells his story

Tuesday 25th November 2014 marked the All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group Annual Meeting.

Lifeblood’s Medical Director Professor Beverley Hunt spoke about patient education and support in VTE.

You can ...

All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group Annual Meeting

Guys & St.Thomas’ have created a “Mind the Clot” campaign, to bring attention to VTE risk assessments.

We have been given special permission to use this image, you can download ...

'Mind the Clot' campaign poster

World Thrombosis Day October 13th, was created by the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and is a true global collaboration.

In partnership with Anticoagulation in Practice, Lifeblood ran ...

Update from World Thrombosis Day October 13

Lifeblood and Anticoagulation Europe are both very concerned that the NICE recommendations that there should be equal access to VKAs (warfarin) and NOACs in the NICE ...

Access to the new anticoagulants: A joint statement from Anticoagulation Europe & Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity
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Our campaign "SPOT THE CLOTS" which came about from the many stories shared with us by people contacting Lifeblood of blood clots being missed by health professionals both in the community and in hospital gathers momentum and we continue to work hard to improve education of health professionals and awareness of the general public about clots.
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500 thousand : Lifeblood - The Thrombosis Charity

estimated deaths caused by VTE in Europe every year

300 thousand : Lifeblood - The Thrombosis Charity

estimated deaths caused by VTE in US every year

60% : Lifeblood - The Thrombosis Charity

of all VTE cases are due to hospital admission

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patients will die as a result of a venous blood clot that develops while in hospital

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Liam O’Niell and a team of seven friends are cycling the John Muir Way across the width of Scotland for us.

He told us ‘We are a group of 8 friends ...

Leanne Williams recently undertook the Rough Runner challenge in memory of a very special lady, Maxine Holder, who sadly died of TTP (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) in October 2014.

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Eight weeks ago Lynda Barnes lost her husband Richard to a pulmonary embolism, just two days after celebrating his 60th birthday. Like many others, she had no idea that thrombosis ...

After a brush with VTE, Amelia is running the Southampton Half Marathon for Lifeblood on 26th April.

You can read her story on her Just Giving page

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Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new RCOG revised guidelines.

Links to the guidelines are set out ...

Advanced nurse practitioner and Lifeblood Ambassador, Jo Boyd, has won a prestigious accolade at the British Journal Of Nursing Awards.

Jo was named Deep Vein Thrombosis Nurse Of The Year at ...

Holly Barber thought she had a bad hangover when she woke up feeling unwell and with chest and neck pains, but put it down to heavy drinking a few days ...

Kev Henderson and his family are hosting a relay event in September and many other fundraising events over the summer months in memory of the late Jay Henderson.

He told me ...

Emma Dickson was rushed to hospital and told she had developed blood clots which had moved to her lungs.

The 31-year-old had two blood clots in her lungs, which led to ...

Get Britain Standing is a dynamic campaign to increase awareness and education of the dangers of sedentary working and prolonged sitting time. Regular minor movement whilst at work is essential ...

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