National Blood Clot Alliance

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) foresees a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly.

Blood Clot Education for Patients & Professionals

Blood CellsA deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot typically in one leg that can break loose and travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism (PE), a medical emergency that can result in death in about 1 of every 3 people with PE.  It is important to know your risk for DVT and PE. Some risk factors include a hospital or nursing home stay, major surgery, trauma, hip or knee replacement, obesity, older age, immobility, or family history of clots or clotting disorders.  Know the signs and symptoms. Safe use of blood thinners is key to treat DVT/PE and to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.  The National Blood Clot Alliance is a patient advocacy group to promote awareness of risk, prevention and treatment of blood clots.    Learn more...

Featured Patient Story

Tara RobinsonTara Robison  was startled  by 21 blood clots in her lungs.  Misdiagnosed at first, but her persistence in seeking further care saved her life. More...

 Healthcare Professionals

  • Stop the Clot®: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know
    Online Continuing Education  -  Register
  • Building a Partnership with the Newly Anticoagulated Patient: View
  • NBCA DVT/PE Awareness Study - More...

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