KNOW THROMBOSIS

Thrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein.

A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to the lungs is know as a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE make up venous thromboemolism (VTE). Venous thromboembolism is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In Europe and the U.S. it claims more lives than AIDS, Breast and prostate cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined.

PERSONAL STORIES

Patrick's Story

Joanne’s Story

Doctors during surgery

Tanya's Story

Claire's Story

Amy's Story

1600 deaths per day
1 out of 4 deaths

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Help us to raise awareness about thrombosis. You too, can make a difference.

Thrombosis Ireland is run by volunteers we give support to Patients and their family (Particularly after receiving a diagnosis) helping reduce the isolation that people feel.

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