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Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity wishes to increase awareness of thrombosis among the public and health professionals and to raise research funds to improve patient care
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26 June 2014

“Sign up to Safety” is a new three-year national patient safety campaign with the objective to save 6,000 lives and halve avoidable harm.

VTE (blood ...

Sign up to Safety
20 June 2014

World Thrombosis Day will be observed annually on October 13th – Rudolf Virchow’s birthday.

Lifeblood will be organising an international educational event to celebrate the day, ...

World Thrombosis Day
09 June 2014

The British Society of Haematology (BSH), the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis (BSHT) and Lifeblood are offering up to £120,000 funding for ...

BSHT/BSH/LifeBlood PhD
20 February 2014

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Buddy System – Lifeblood Buddies – a new project for Lifeblood. It is designed to connect ...

Buddy System - Lifeblood Buddies
18 February 2014

Current Thinking in Haematological Malignancies and Support Therapy in 2014

London – 1st July 28 Portland Place, London programme [PDF – 191KB]
Edinburgh – ...

Lifeblood sponsors lectures
17 October 2013

We are delighted to announce the opening of the Lifeblood online shop. Please pop along and take a look.

We have all the basics ...

New shop goes live!
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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

1 in 8 : Lifeblood - The Thrombosis Charity

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

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NICE Guidelines quality standard for the diagnosis and management of varicose veins in the legs has been published. Click here to read the publication.

Lifeblood’s Medical Director Prof.Beverley Hunt talks about anticoagulation from the haematologist’s perspective click here to listen

Ross Pannell developed a PE following a lower limb injury whilst playing rubgy in 2006. Eight years on he is cycling the London to Surrey 100 for us.

You can ...

Help us win £1000 by reaching #100 Cares on @Just Giving. Care for us here

Kim Carter Lifeblood’s Nursing Director writes a piece on VTE and Health Visiting for the RCN website

After developing a pulmonary embolism in November 2013, Lorna Smith has decided to run the River Ness 10k in September to raise awareness of thrombosis and vital funds to support ...

Dave has opened a Just Giving page following the sudden passing of his Dad in May of this year when a undiscovered blood clot in his leg broke off ...

Varie and Tim kindly opened a Just Giving page with Lifeblood as the beneficiary instead of having a wedding list.

In 2003, at the age of 45, Varie’s mum very ...

Julie Chadwick, from Warrington, Cheshire, 24 collapsed 10 days after giving birth, while registering her son’s arrival.

The Daily Mail carries her story.

Christina Perkins, a long time supporter and fundraiser for Lifeblood, has recounted her story of pulmonary embolism in the Daily Mail today.

On 21st Jule 2014 the World Thrombosis Day website went live.

Read about the World Thrombosis Day movement, access campaign materials and much more!

Following a episode of thrombosis in March this year, Katie has decided to hold a Fun Day to raise awareness of the dangers of clots and also raise funds for ...

Abi contacted us in 2013 to share her sad story when she lost her Dad, Chris, to a sudden pulmonary embolism.

At the time, despite being devastated by her loss, she ...

NICE backs the use of the ‘geko’ device and has said that it can be used for people in whom it is not possible to use other methods of ...

Louise Varley died three weeks after spraining her ankle in a fall. She was left couch-bound for three weeks, developing deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism.

The Derbyshire ...

Comedian Billy Connolly suffered a life-threatening blood clot that doctors failed to spot after he underwent surgery for prostate cancer his wife Pamela Stephenson has revealed.

The Daily Mail carried a ...

Trusts taking part in the new Sign up to Safety campaign will be asked to commit to giving patients “airline style” safety advice on their stay in hospital, a trust ...

“Sign up to Safety” is a new three-year national patient safety campaign with the objective to save 6,000 lives and halve avoidable harm.

VTE (blood clots) is prominent in this ...

Ian Jackson celebrated completing his arduous challenge today!

He is raising both money and awareness for Lifeblood and has plans a foot for bigger and better things.

Ian’s Just Giving page ...

The Royal College of Nursing has published an article about IPC devices being made available in all Stroke Units across England.

Trials of the IPC, published in the ...

The Evening Standard has run a feature on commuter’s increased risk of developing clots.

The Times Health News has featured an article about the increased risk of DVT for London commuters as they move further out of the city because of rising ...

Good luck to Ian Jackson who is undertaking seven mini triathlons over seven days for Lifeblood to fundraise and raise awareness of VTE starting Saturday 10th May.

Ian has had ...

Judy Denton, aged 66, underwent a hysterectomy and died a week after being discharged from hospital an inquest heard.

The coroner, Dr Karen Henderson, said she found the care of ...

The Quality in Care, or ‘QiC’, Anticoagulation 2014 programme launched earlier this month at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress in London.

New for 2014, the programme brings the NHS, patient groups ...

Dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) gained a European licence to treat VTE on Friday 25th April.

32 year old Liz Cooper started to feel ill while on holiday in Tenerife but felt better on the flight home. Sadly she suffered pulmonary embolism secondary to DVT ...

Rachel and Jan Lawrence, Aaron Pitson and Tom Merritt are cycling 100km through London’s streets to raise money for Lifeblood, in memory of Richard Lawrence, who suddenly passed away in ...

Dr Simon Noble, Lifeblood’s Medical Director for Wales, has had a paper ‘Long-term psychological consequences of symptomatic pulmonary embolism: a qualitative study’ published in the BMJ

Dr Tamara Everington, Consultant Haematologist and Lifeblood Ambassador, will be speaking at a thombosis awareness event held by Basingstoke Hospital on 8th April at 6.30pm

Full details can be found in ...

Paul Westerman is raising awareness and money for Lifeblood by asking celebrities to sign a set of oars which will be auctioned off on 12th April 2015, the fourth anniversary ...

Lifeblood has been delighted to work with the 1000 Lives Improvement service to develop a Wales-wide campaign to prevent patients developing thrombosis in hospital.

Ask about Clots is encouraging ...

On 21st January 2014 Lacey woke up with a swollen, painful leg and her DVT journey began there.

Being just 21 years old, she decided to undertake this challenge to ...

44 year old Kerry Jacobs collapsed and died on 8th July 2013 one week after investigation for DVT at a local hospital.

The Coroner said: “I am going to ...

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died from heart failure after seeing four doctors in three months have criticised the findings of an inquest, saying vital evidence was ignored. ...

Gavin Williams is running a half marathon on 19th October 2014 to encourage awareness of thrombosis and raise funds for Lifeblood.

His Just Giving page is open – pop along ...

Mark Bennett, a 43 year old father of three, died several weeks after fracturing his leg when a motorbike fell on him.

The Telegraph & Argus newspaper carries the ...

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Buddy System – Lifeblood Buddies – a new project for Lifeblood. It is designed to connect two people who have similar ...

Wanda Jones is undertaking the Grand Union Canal Challenge to raise awareness and funds for Lifeblood. Thank you so much Wanda!

Here is her Just Giving page

We will be holding the first ever UK Thrombosis Patient Day on Tuesday 6th May at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

We have some fantastic speakers and will be featuring ...

Rhona Homer fell down an unlit step at a guest house where she was staying in September 2013. An inquest heard she fractured her knee in the accident and ...

On the 26th April 2014 a huge band of runners will be undertaking the Balmoral 10k in memory of the late Rob James, who died in June 2013 a few ...

Andrea Fernandez, 25, is the first person in the world to undergo a new stent procedure at St George’s Hospital in London.

The Daily Mail has featured her story.

Details of events and themes for NTW2014 are now available on the dedicated web page

Laura Pincher, aged 18, died just a week after a hospital scan failed to pick up signs of deep vein thrombosis.

The Daily Mail has run her story

Jo Knight is having a birthday tea party on 9th February 2014 to raise awareness of thrombosis and funds for Lifeblood. She has opened a Just Giving page ready ...

Relatives of a woman who died along with her unborn baby from the effects of a rare blood disorder have said they hope lessons will be learned.

BBC News ...

Paul Westerman had a life-changing pulmonary embolism in 2011 and wants to raise awareness of thrombosis and funds for us.

To this end, he has had a pair of oars hand ...

Long time VTE campaigner, Gordon McPherson, continues to ask questions and keep awareness at the top of the agenda.

A recent newspaper article highlights concerns raised by Mr McPherson ...

Tens of thousands of women should consider switching their contraceptive pill to reduce the risk of a potential blood cot, new research suggests.

Women taking so-called “third generation” contraceptive pills, ...

Welsh Government, in collaboration with clinical experts, have developed measures for all Health Boards and Trusts in Wales to help them understand the extent of the problem in their area ...

Epidemiological studies have shown that the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for drospirenone-containing combined oral contraceptives (COCs), including Yasmin, is higher than for levonorgestrel-containing COCs (so-called ‘second ...

This is a prospective randomised controlled phase II/III clinical trial of rivaroxaban versus warfarin in patients with thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome, with or without SLE.

Full details are contained within this ...

Medical Daily reports a case study of a gamer who developed thrombosis after 4 days of intensive playing.

Desrae Tucker, aged 68, died of a blood clot two days after she was discharged from the city’s Royal Gwent Hospital.

Changes to hospital guidelines have been brought in following ...

Contentious Areas in Thromboprophylaxis

Wednesday 5th March 2014
The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, London W1G 0AE

Chairs: Professor John Pasi, Professor Beverley Hunt & Dr Simon Noble

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The latest Essential Haematology for Students and Foundation Doctors study day to be held on 1st March 2014 is now open for registration on the British Society for Haematology ...

Paul Robinson reveals his struggles to The Daily Mail for the first time since he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood clot.

A grieving family has paid tribute to their “caring, smiling” daughter, who tragically took ill and died while driving.

Victoria Ann Murray, suffered a pulmonary embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis while ...

42 year old Mum of three, Elizabeth Maddocks, died after caesarean section at Maelor hospital.

Lessons must be learned following the death of a mother less than 24 hours after giving ...

Laura Louise Pincher was taken to hospital where she sadly died on October 28th.

Miss Pincher’s family asked for an inquest to take place due to concerns regarding previous admissions to ...

We are delighted to be able to confirm that VTE (risk assessment) has been included in the new model developed by CQC for monitoring a range of indicators ...

Another case of gaming related e-thrombosis has recently been reported in The New Zealand Herald after a 31-year-old man quickly developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) while using his ...

Following on from the tragic death of Jacqueline Allwood from an undiagnosed thrombosis in January 2013, the coroner has now ruled on the case.

BBC News online carries the ...

Death rates following hip replacement surgery fell by half in England and Wales between 2003 and 2011, a study in The Lancet has found.

BBC News Health has the ...

Hundreds of lives have been saved by the introduction of the NHS venous thromboembolism (VTE) – blood clot – screening programme in 2010, according to new research published ...

49 year old Prison Officer Stuart Jones died at Stafford Hospital on October 15th 2012 after becoming breathless at home.

An inquest in Stafford heard this week he had developed deep ...

38 year old Dad, Darren Dixon, broke his leg following a fall in Turkey on holiday and developed DVT in the limb following his return to the UK.

Hull ...

An Oxford landlord has criticised a doctor’s surgery after claiming it turned him away when he tried to get emergency help for a potentially fatal blood clot.

Read the full ...

Research undertaken at the China Medical University in Taiwan examined almost 30,000 sufferers and was published in the Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases. The link between inflammatory illnesses, sich as ...

Alison Taylor, aged 29, tragically died just 5 days after giving birth to her third child becuase no scans were available at the weekend.

The Sunday Times has featured an

Paul Thorpe is determined not to let his brushes with VTE stop him from living a normal life. He is raising funds for us and promoting his positive message ...

Thank you so much to Andrew who is undertaking a number of cycling challenges to raise awareness of VTE and funds for Lifeblood because his girlfriend has been affected ...

Opera star Placido Domingo’s next two performances have been cancelled while the singer is treated for a serious blood clot in his lung, his publicist said Tuesday.

CNN carries ...

A young mother died from deep-vein thrombosis less than three weeks after giving birth by emergency caesarean, an inquest heard.

Maxine Nour, 24, from Hanwell, collapsed twice in front of health ...

Rivaroxaban has today been recommended in final published guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of ...

National Monitor has published a story about UK scientists who have won funding for the development of a new anticoagulant medication which may prevent blood clots without causing bleeding.

Prof Hunt will be representing Lifeblood at this event on Friday 21st June 2013

A huge thank you to Sarah Hambling who is undertaking the Great North Run for us in September.

She said “My sister developed a Pulmonary Embolism in January 2011 which was ...

Dannii Hyde is running the 5k Manchester Colour Run in Memory of her Dad, Douglas Etchells, who sad died in 2009 from a pulmonary embolism.

She has a “Just Giving ...

Sarah and Mick are doing the Atlas Mountain Challenge in September to raise funds and awareeness for Lifeblood.

An amazing adventure – thank you both so much!

NICE guidance for self-monitoring coagulometers (CoaguChek XS system, INRatio2 PT/INR monitor and ProTime Microcoagulation system) for self-testing or self-managing coagulation status in people for whom long-term vitamin K antagonist ...

Morecambe’s MP David Morris is to raise the tragic case of teenager Greg Richardson in the House of Commons.

15 year old Greg died from a blood clot after an accident ...

The All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group and the NHS England Patient Safety Directorate are running a series of educational workshops on commissioning for best practice in VTE prevention.

The ...

Manchester City’s midfielder Scott Sinclair has had a bone removed that was pressing on a vein causing him to develop a thrombosis in his arm (thoracic outlet syndrome).

The Daily ...

A very sad story of a 20 year old lass who has died after walking her dog.

Our condolences go out to her family.

Despite her family history of thrombosis, 48 year old Jacqueline Allwood was told her leg pain was just a sprain when she visited the out of hours GP service in ...

BBC Health News has featured an article outlining the findings of the recently publsihed CLOTS3 study.

The study has shown that the incidence of deep vein thrombosis after stroke ...

Results of the CLOTS 3 study published in The Lancet proves intermittent pneurmatic compression (IPC) is an effective method of reducing the risk of DVT and ...

The Daily Mail has reported today that a survey carried out by Lifeblood found 64% of GPs had been prevented from giving patients NOAC ­medicines by their own ...

A hip surgery patient suffered a fatal blood clot after ‘a series of mistakes and miscommunications’ at Sheffield hospitals, an inquest has found.

The Star ran the full story

NHS CONSTITUTION IGNORED AS OVER 80,000 PATIENTS AT RISK OF MISSING OUT ON CLOT-BUSTING DRUGS

The NHS has broken ...

Annya Curtin is running the Great Manchester Run on 26th May for Lifeblood in memory of her Dad whose birthday would have been on the same day, making it all ...

Kim Masters, a supporter of and fundraiser for Lifeblood, wrote a Metro Blog during National Thrombosis Week to raise awareness and promote our work. Thank you Kim.

Developing a blood clot in hospital or while recovering at home following surgery can be a very serious problem if left untreated – however few people are aware of them.

A ...

An interesting article in the Daily Mail online today about the new oral anticoagulants.

Prof David Gradwell, Britain’s first Professor of Aerospace Medicine has told the Telegraph that air passengers are wasting their time by wearing compression stockings or taking aspirin to ward off ...

It has been reported that a Chinese woman acquired a deep vein thrombosis after a marathon 40 hour gaming session.

Here is the full story

Chris Harrison is undertaking a tandem skydive for Lifeblood on 20th July 2013 despite being afraid of heights!

He says ‘Thrombosis is a problem each of us faces in our lives ...

Amy is running the Farnham Pilgrim half marathon on 15th September 2013 in memory of her beloved Father who sadly succumbed to pulmonary embolism in 2012.

Thank you so very much ...

We welcome this decision as a PE can be a terrifying event that can strike without warning, often resulting in patients having to spend time in intensive care, sometimes facing ...

On 19th May 2013 Georgina Arme, Leonie Joslin, Francesca Lancioni and Andy Cartlidge will be participating in the Superhero 10k Run in Regent’s Park in memory of Georgina’s Mum, Marie, ...

The Life After Thrombosis Project is being run by the University of Swansea and is a study designed to identify the emotional and psychological consequences of having experienced a thrombosis. ...

The NICE Diagnosis and Management of Venous Thromboembolic Diseases quality standard QS29 has been published on the NICE website today.

You can view the quality standard here.

Edward McKean, a 52-year-old father of three, died in a Coventry hospital after doctors failed to give him essential blood thinning drugs following brain surgery.

The Coventy Telegraph has run ...

Blackburn Rovers have been rocked by the news that goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been ruled out for at least the next six months – after a blood clot was found ...

NHS patients in Scotland will be the first in the UK to benefit from a new drug to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has passed the ...

Help Jennifer secure a debate in the House of Commons about free prescriptions for anticoagulant users by signing her e-petition

BMI Healthcare celebrates earning their award for clinical and strategic implementation and ongoing development of the Department of Health’s venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention programme at our 4th ...

The Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust News celebrate Sheena Patel (Specialist Anticoagulation Pharmacist), Dr Helen Yarranton (Consultant Haematologist) and Mr Amer Raza (Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) being awarded ...

The Lifeblood VTE Awards 2012 ceremony and 10th Birthday Party was held on 4th February 2013 at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Five National awards were given in ...

An interesting article in the Daily Mail about the use of Dianette for acne and polycystic ovary syndrome in young women

Ben Webster is one of our younger fundraisers, not turning sixteen until next month (February 2013). Whilst on holiday with the Scouts last year one of the Leaders fell ill ...

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has developed a cerebral venous thrombosis in the right transverse venous sinus.

Secretary of State Clinton also suffered from a deep vein thrombosis in her ...

As part of our ongoing awareness campaign we launched a new iPhone and Android compatible app called “iClot” during National Thrombosis Week 2012.

iClot tells you everything you need to know ...

On the 20th October Amanda and Paul Sweeney will be climbing Ben Nevis in memory of Amanda’s Mum, Linda, who sadly died 5 years ago unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism.

We ...

The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand in collaboration with Lifeblood is undertaking a research study to investigate the role of prolonged seated immobility at work in the development of ...

A teenager suffered seven heart attacks after a contraceptive Pill caused her to develop hundreds of blood clots.
Alyce Clark had been taking a daily dose of Microgynon for ...

A team of hospital and community staff from the county have won the Nursing Team of the Year title at the General Practice Awards 2012.

The honour was bestowed on ...

The family of a sport-loving student who died one week after undergoing knee surgery has called for an independent probe. Legal studies student Niall Comerford collapsed at college one week ...

Do It For Charity Santa Run 2012

We had 5 runners sign up for this year’s event and it was featured on London Tonight too!

View the short video here …… ...

Use of aspirin is a consideration after patients have had anticoagulant therapy. Whilst it is not as good as long term oral anticoagulation, it does reduce the risk of recurrent ...

The Primary Care Clinical Sciences department at University of Birmingham are running a course entitled ‘Understanding Haematology tests – when to refer’ on Tuesday 5th February 2013.

Please follow the ...

A south Wales health board has been severely criticised by a watchdog after a woman died of a blood clot two days after she was discharged from hospital.

To read ...

The Welsh Health and Social Care committee have produced their report from a one day hearing where Lifeblood (especially Dr Simon Noble, Lifeblood’s Medical Director in Wales) influenced their word ...

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