We support World Thrombosis Day 2019!
We are partnering with World Thrombosis Day (#WTDay) to promote global awareness of thrombosis, its causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms. This annual event led by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is carried out by hundreds of organisations worldwide. Under the motto “Know Thrombosis” we join in the united effort to reduce death and disability from thrombosis – the underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes and venous thromboembolism (VTE) which are the world’s top three cardiovascular killers.
Worldwide, one in four people die from causes related to thrombosis.1 Together with #WTDay we want to focus attention on this often overlooked and misunderstood condition and place a spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing health problem. We ourselves especially would like to emphasise that despite both worrying statistics and the unpredictable nature of the disease, there is real hope for patients. Help spread the message and encourage your friends and family to take action.
About World Thrombosis Day
World Thrombosis Day is an educational campaign aimed at reducing the significant burden caused by thrombosis. Created and led by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), #WTDay is a truly global collaboration carried out by scores of local, regional, national and international organizations and advocates. Through community events, lectures, health fairs, scientific meetings, employer presentations, social media and more, #WTDay raises awareness of thrombosis to the public and healthcare professionals alike.
Find out more about World Thrombosis Day here.
1 World Thrombosis Day. Know Thrombosis. Available at: https://www.worldthrombosisday.org/. Accessed September 2019.