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Thrombosis UK is dedicated to promoting awareness, research and care of thrombosis.
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We are delighted to announce that our Welsh Medical Director Dr Simon Noble has won the Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice Award (supported by British Medical Association Cymru ...

Thrombosis UK's Welsh Medical Director Dr Simon Noble wins  Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice Award

Dr Saleyha Ahsan shows how to spot the symptoms of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

‘There are three main risk factors for DVT: sticky blood, vein damage and immobility. ...

BBC 2 programme 'Trust me I'm a Doctor' feature on how to spot the symptoms of DVT

Our amazing Chair of Trustees, Shelley Webster, has taken time off work to man a stand at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) meeting in Toronto, Canada. ...

Thrombosis UK's Chair of Trustees Shelley Webster hits the ISTH Congress daily news

We have changed our name from Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity to Thrombosis UK, and with our name change will be a new website. This site is our temporary site whilst ...

New Thrombosis UK website coming soon

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
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Our campaign "SPOT THE CLOTS" which came about from the many stories shared with us by people contacting Thrombosis UK 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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Thrombosis UK trustee and survivor Clare Reynolds, and Michelle Martin fundraiser and campaigner spent the day with staff at Avox in Wrexham where Michelle’s daughter who sadly passed away from ...

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which reviews newly licensed medicines, has published advice about two new medicines accepted for use in NHS Scotland.

1. Tinzaparin (Innohep) to treat ...

The NICE AF quality standard provides a minimum standard of care expected within NHS England. It demands that patients at high risk of stroke without a bleeding risk ...

A Danish group have undertaken a short study which found that a thrombosis diagnosis in youth is associated with a poorer mental health prognosis with one in five patients being ...

Our amazing Chair of Trustees, Shelley Webster, has taken time off work to man a stand at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) meeting in Toronto, Canada. ...

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.

Visit her ...

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

Thank you ...

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 ...

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